Friday, April 18, 2014
You can buy this painting here. $120 + $25 shipping, unframed, no additional fees. We got a little rainfall yesterday, and the lingering humidity left a fog over the landscape all morning. By the time I painted this, the sun was shining full-force from behind these trees, but you could still see some of the fog in the distance. I noticed these little red flowers in the right foreground, in defiance of all the green.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
$250 + $25 shipping, unframed, no additional costs. You can buy this painting here. It's fun doing a design like this with so many squiggly lines (technical term) and nothing parallel to the frame. The color harmony in this picture is also different for me, but I painted it as I saw it. I think after a while you just start to see things differently.
I've been trying to really increase my output lately, so there has been plenty of opportunity for exploration. I approach the next painting with ideas fresh in my mind about the previous one, and that on its own can produce interesting results. Sometimes the end of one painting is a launch point for another, and you can refine your thinking or continue an idea on new work. As Neil Young says, "It's all one song." I've been putting mileage on my brushes and using a lot of paint, and progress is being made.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Click here to purchase. Just like the John Prine song says. We finally had a sunny day with minimal wind, and I saw this house with its strong, geometric light and shadow shapes. This is a pretty small painting, only 8x10 inches, and I had to do a lot with the palette knife. I dragged little bits of paint and texture over the bush and grass in the foreground so it would sparkle.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Click here to purchase. Gray days give such a nice color harmony, since everything is enveloped in a diffuse, silvery light. There are a lot of opportunities to play with subtlety, and I think this painting is an exercise in that.