Thursday, January 30, 2014
Top…further work on the painting shown below...almost finished and this is where I'm at. The way I have it now appeals to me, so I think I'll just leave it alone and let it rest for awhile…. a slight variation from my usual stuff, but then again it's still another small painting at 11" x 14". Of note: My wife says the colors in this painting makes her nauseous and it's definitely not one of her favorites.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines." (Henry David Thoreau)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Almost finished with my next watercolor. Up in Logan Canyon, Utah there are many opportunities to paint a mountain landscape with large boulders lying around. In this painting I'm taking some artistic license and combining several photos that I took this past summer to create a scene. As you can see, the foreground needs more work.. I'll leave it on my painting table and look at it tomorrow with fresh eyes...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
This painting is a 7"x 12" 0n gesso'd 400# Arches paper using Derivan Liquid Pencil…..Derivan is a bottled liquid graphite that comes in a yellow, sepia, blue and 2 shades of gray…..I use it like I use watercolor…I prefer to paint with it straight out of the bottle so as not to mix it with the w/colors on my palette unless that's my intent. It can be used/mixed with watercolors quite well..which also lends for some interesting results. Together, they can be floated/blended right on the paper…..(developing your own technique I think).
These paintings were again accomplished using the Derivan Liquid Pencil on Gesso'd 400# paper…But here, I added watercolor and gouache into the mix…….another variation.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
"There is stillness in this chilly night, how peaceful is a planet that glimmers white; Where frost and moonlight weave a silver glaze, and silhouetted trees are black as ink; Where the only signs of life are whiffs of breath." (Carrie Richards)
Night snow storm…..Cache Valley, Utah
Friday, January 3, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Snow-Bound"The sun that brief December day rose cheerless over hills of gray, And, darkly circled, gave at noon a sadder light than waning moon. Slow tracing down the thickening sky, It's mute and ominous prophecy, A portent seemingly less than threat, it sank from sight before it set." (John Greenleaf Whittier)
Finished painting from sketch shown below…..might need some additional white in the foreground…seems like I need some more contrast.