Monday, September 28, 2009

"Aspen Joy" Plein Air

"Aspen Joy"
Oil 11" by 14"

From Sunday. Me and Karen went up in the mountains to see the changing Aspens.
It was a perfect day the weather was great!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Standing Figure

"Standing Figure"
Oil 11" by 14"

I had done this one a couple years ago. Came across it while looking through my stash of artwork and thought that it still had some potential, so I worked on it some more, adding color and changing some things to make it better than what it was.

Doing this actually isn't unusual for me. I'll pick up a painting I've started maybe a few weeks ago and finish it a while later quite often. Sometimes doing a painting in one sitting isn't always enough.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Red Study

Oil 10" by 20"

Playing around some more with the red monochrome. I think I'd like to try to do this now with some nudes.

"Well Connected" Plein Air

"Well Connected"
Oil 14" by 14"

Another one from Saturday for the Denver Plein Air.
The composition and how the light hit the fronts of those buildings is what prompted me to do this one.

Monday, September 21, 2009

South Platte River Plein Air

"South Platte River"
16" by 24"
Oil / Canvas

Another from today for the Denver Plein Air Show. A little bit of rain during this one so I found this dry spot under a bridge. It was fun to attempt a larger size outdoors than the usual.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Urban Light

"Urban Light"
Oil 12" by 16"

From today in downtown Denver for the Denver Plein Air event.

Had two goals in mind for it. Wanted a composition with a dark shape surrounded by two light shapes, and try to show the quality of the light in a city area.

About 90% of the painting is done in palette knife. It started out with a brush but I wasn't getting the texture I wanted so I switched to the knife.

Tomorrow I think I may do one of the river off of Speer St. I'll post it up!

Thursday, September 17, 2009