Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
These two works are really from one original plein air painting I did some time ago. I was never happy with the painting but for some reason I didn't throw it out like I should have. I had seen a painting in a gallery that had a similar treatment done to it where with every tonal change on the painting a gold line was drawn around it. (I wonder if the artist was as unhappy with her painting as I was with mine?) It was really quite attractive so I thought I'd see if I couldn't save this painting by trying the same method. I didn't like the original composition so first I divided the painting in two and found I liked them each better apart than one painting, then used a gold gel pen to show the tonal changes. I don't think it helped the painting much but I did enjoy the process. Click on the bottom photo to enlarge, for some reason the other photo doesn't ... not sure why.
Friday, January 09, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
Going through my reference photo's this one caught my eye. I was still using my 'no pressure' talk to myself, but found I was starting to get a little nit-picky. This was actually sketched on Sunday but didn't have time to post it.
Again yesterday afternoon we were hit with at least an inch of snow. This caught most of us off guard, but I was already thinking I should take some more photo's of the snow. Fortunately when I awoke this morning it was just about all melted.