Sunday, September 12, 2010

Setting Sun

Setting Sun
Oil / Canvas
26" x 14"

Decided to return to a batch of photos and paint this scene that I've had in the back of my head to paint. In this painting I learned that I could gray down my yellow without it going to green with the pile of left over white that I mixed together from a previous painting. The gray was about the same value of the yellow and it was warm so it didn't cool down the yellow to much. I've been getting in the habit of keeping piles of grays on my palette. They are really great harmonizers.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Light on Cascade Falls

Light On Cascade Falls
8" by 10" Oil

Been Practicing painting water falls lately. This is a new one I did of the cascade falls nearby where I live.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Victor Plein Air

Back Home now from the Victor, CO plein air event. The Opening for the show is this Friday. I did 9 paintings while I was there. I decided to camp out at a reservoir nearby and did 5 paintings the first full day I had there. The next day was really windy but I managed to get a couple done. Upon returning to my campsite that day I found that my tent, and everything in it was stolen, which included, my sleeping bag, air mattress, clothes, and the five paintings I did the day before!

It was rough! However, I managed to paint two more the next day. Below is what survived. I at least have my three for the show. It certainly has been the roughest plein air event I've done but it was fun painting these mines.

Pieces of the Past
Oil 12" x 16"

I did this painting the morning after my stuff got stolen.

Rustic Barn
9" x 16" Oil

I went back and repainted this scene. The one that was stolen was a little larger but I really liked the composition and just had to redo it.

Vindicator Mine
12" x 16" Oil

The mines in Victor are so interesting. So much texture and character.

Mine Debris
10" x 12" Oil