Sunday, May 27, 2007
This is a painting of one of our breakfasts treats at the hotel we stayed at in Phoenix. My daughter graduated with her Masters in Sociology on the 16th of this month, and we stayed there 3 nights while Phoenix went thru an early heatwave. 108 degrees all three days. It was such a dry heat though, I only needed one loaded bagel for breakfast. Click on the image for a lrger view
Here's a painting that is still available on eBay. The other day I decided to paint on a larger surface, so I borrowed a 16x20 canvas from my son. Loved all the room I had, but I ended up putting too many knit-picky details in. There was alot of information I left out, believe it or not, so some of it was necessary. Click on the image for a larger view.
This is the second painting I did of Moab on our trip. We left 5 days early for my daughters' graduation in Phoenix so I would be able to travel thru some of my favorite spots to shoot reference for some future paintings. We spent 3 nights in Jackson, Wyoming, and had plans to go directly to Cedar City in Utah after, but we decide to go the back route south, and avoided the freeways and thier lack of good scenery. I shot farms and ranches and fields and streams all the way down to Moab, getting there around midnight. Click on the image for a larger view.
Here is another Wyoming scene that has already finished it's auction on eBay. This painting will always remind me of the trek through the pass near Ten Sleep. They closed the roads right after we went past the gate. Even the snow plows were stopped waiting for the wind to subside at the summit. We stopped and ask if it was safe to continue because we could only go about 3 miles per hour. All we had left was 5 more miles and luckily we kept going. Good memories. Click on the image for a larger view.
This is the first painting I was able to paint at my son's house in San Marcos. Unfortunately it has already finished on eBay. I have been so busy with hanging out here, and watching the new arrival come home, that inbetween illustration work and trying to do a new painting every other day, I have not been keeping up on my blog posts. I have this one, and six more to catch you up on. Click on the image for a larger view.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Here is the first painting that I've been able to do since leaving S.D. last Friday. It's the standout icon of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the main peak in the Tetons; Grand Teton. I'll probably post alot more of these in the coming week. I've decide to create a study of Teton Park on a larger scale that I will try to get shown in a gallery there. Click on the image for a larger view.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Here's a cup of coffe where I was determined to paint with thicker layers of pint overall and not get so fussy with rendered out edges. It's tightly painted in a loose style. Make sense? I would have liked to have gotten even more paint on the surface with the same amount of control. Click on the image for a larger view.
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
I borrowed some canned vegetables from my mom, which she won't be getting back, and set these up in our halway closet. Her basement had no light at all except a single incandesant bulb, so I thought the dual thin light reflections of the two doorways made a more interesting visual. I knew the colors were going to be a little on the Christmas side, so I made sure it was a dimly lit scene. Click on the image for a larger view.