|Rock Creek Winter, oil, 8 x 10 inches|
Monday, February 27, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
|Homeward Bound II, pastel, 10 x 8 inches|
Last week I was inspired by Facebook's "Throwback Thursday" to compare my first landscape to my most current landscape. Then, to entertain myself I was curious what the 2002 painting - titled "Homeward Bound" would look like if I repainted it today. The result is not as abstracted as I expected (or as I would like) but I'm pleased with it and I can see the maturity in my marks.
|You should be able to click on this image to go to YouTube for the video|
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
|Morning Creek, pastel, 10 x 8 inches|
The Backstory: It was nearly time to leave for my Friday painting group and I wasn't ready to go. I quickly found a reference photo on my computer, opened it in Photoshop, slid the color bar way over to warm and hit print. I grabbed it and a piece of Uart and headed out knowing this was not going to be my favorite way of painting. I like to start with an oil under-painting of a complementary color or a dark value. I do not like to start with a blank piece of light value paper.
|Reference photo for Morning Creek|
|This is my easel, Uart and b/w ref photo. I sketched the scene with a red pastel pencil.|
|This is the long road home part. It seemed to take forever to get to the place where I would have started if I had applied an oil-wash under-painting before adding any pastel. The scene wasn't inviting when I stuck to the cooler colors in the reference photo, it needed lots of nuanced color to add warmth and depth. But, adding warmth changed it from a spring scene to summer or autumn. Here's a very quick video of me beginning to add some warmth. Link to YouTube Morning Creek Nuance.|
Thursday, February 9, 2017
|Rock Creek Winter, oil, 10 x 8 inches sold|
Friday, February 3, 2017
|Grinder Creek, oil, 10 x 8 inches|
Available now, will ship when dry. See the backstory below.
Last summer I was playing with acrylic paint (again!). Today I found this 10x8 inch panel with the first steps of an acrylic version of my colored pencil painting, "Sweetness and Light." A good surface to paint my first oil of 2017.