Monday, June 15, 2015
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
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
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
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
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.