Monday, June 15, 2015

Dad's milk shed

I painted up at the farm last week and did this piece of the old milk shed that dad rebuilt a few years ago.  It now houses tools instead of milk, but he did a great job with it. The pale yellow was a nice choice and plays well against the red barn it faces. I really enjoyed trying to capture the warm and cool shadow interplay. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Recent Paintings

Here are two plein air pieces from the last few weeks. One from up Hobble Creek Canyon, and the other from the Ogden Plein Air event yesterday. Enjoy!

Springdell Painting

Here is a piece I finished last week up Provo Canyon.  I'm considering making it into a larger piece. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Painting progression

Here are the progression photos from my painting this morning in Midway.  Hopefully it helps to see a little better the process of creating a painting (my process, anyway). Enjoy!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hobble Creek plein air

For my Friday morning painting I drove up Hobble Creek last week to where the road ends and then up the dirt road for a few miles. There was a great outcropping of rocks that I was excited to paint.  It was raining, as it has been for weeks, but I was still able to set up and paint without too much trouble. 

I have included a photo of the rock I was looking at as well as a photo of what the painting looked like when I left the canyon. The final reflects changes I made to it in the studio when I returned to try and bring more clarity to it.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Plein Air in Monterey

This past week I attended the National Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA.  It was fantastic, and in addition to amazing presentations by the likes of George Carlson, Len Chmiel, and T.Allen Lawson, I was able to paint some amazing locations.  I haven't really painted the ocean much, so it was fun to get some experience with that.  I can see why ocean painters have some intense blue-greens (prussian, phthalo blue, etc), it's nearly impossible to capture those colors with a normal palette.

Friday, March 6, 2015

New Drawing

Here was the figure drawing from last night's session at Casey Child's studio (thank you to Lauren for modeling!).  I used vine charcoal for the entire thing, which I usually don't do.  It's finicky, but fun.  Anyway, I feel like portraits are one of my weakest skills, so it's good to do more of it.  Not always comfortable, but good.