Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I was inspired by a photo of the sun shining through the trees. This is the block in. I like the warmth in the blockin.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Completed! After many revisions. It seemed as if it was two different paintings. And why? Because I changed my palette , added some violet, to the puddle and thus it didn't match up. So added violet to the sky and in a number of other places, warmed the sunlit areas up some more, blurred the puddle and finally it is finished. I need to come up with a name. Welcome Sunshine.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Whew! This has bee another struggle. I am not sure it is done. It has cloned tracks and I have definite triangles of bushes. Some feel there is a distraction of the sign. That my be as it does bring the eye to the foreground.Not sure what to do with it at this point.I was very excited to start the painting. I really liked what was happening with the rainy look. Then started painting and my watery foreground was wrong. It took me a while to realize the water would be IN THE TRACKS! So I did look at puddles and a muddy drive on the way to the dog agility class and came home and painted them. But alas they are pretty cloned but how do I make tracks side by side that are not cloned? I should have designed it better in the beginning before I went too far . I like the idea and the mood and the mystery. I will figure it out.I think in trying to un-triangle the dark bushes I kept raising the line but wanted to keep the middle ground. Maybe I should crop it into an 8x8. That might make it a lot better.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The second picture is a path in Montana, where I lived for quite a few years. I actually spent a day with Clyde Aspevig learning Plein Air in the 80's when it wasn't called Plein Air. I studied with a number of artists in Montana, Jessica Zemsky who does beautiful children's portraits in pastel and gouache. Her husband, Jack Hines, Don Marvine, Jerry Inman and a couple who I can't remember their names!