Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sky High [acrylic on canvas, 16”x16”]

IMG_0145 Clouds are a lot of fun to paint so I’m not sure why I don’t do more of them.  This is a a peaceful little foothills scene.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sky High start (acrylic on canvas, 16”x16”)

IMG_0141I started this painting today just to keep my brushes wet.  Having that simple goal – keep your brushes wet – seems to work for me.  There are days that I find it hard to focus and the discipline of wetting my brushes and diving in is great.  If that starts me, usually I get interested and inspired and challenged and I’m off to the races.

I began this painting with a violet watery under painting.  This loose paint runs and bleeds and blossoms as it dries and it glows through the later stages.  Ciao!

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Flowers… still in progress


I’m definitely fighting with this painting and I don’t think I’m winning at this point.  It’s definitely helpful to see these thumbnail size photos because it forces me to get back to the basics.  I’ll have to see if I can pull this together over the next few days.  Oh, and I actually did use my carving tools to excavate some line into this painting…  you’d have to double-click to see the lines on the table space and highlights on the leaves.  

Meanwhile…  I received my boxes from Curry’s yesterday!!!  I’m like a little kid at Christmas when I get a new box of art supplies.  The new and fun items are larger canvasses – one is 2’x3’.  Yikes, that one is intimidating!  It should be fun to attempt a larger painting though.  Ciao!

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