Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Here's a larger version of the small study below (8"x 10"). There are some things that are working well, and some things that will need to be resolved in a larger piece.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm beginning a series of farm paintings from reference I gathered while on a recent trip to Utah. The top two pieces will be a companion set with the field before and after irrigation. I intend to do them semi-large, perhaps four feet or so (that's as big as I can fit in my patio studio currently!) I'm looking forward to experimenting with sky/field colors more before I progress on to the final canvases. The bottom piece will be 2-3'. I have a medium-size study I have already completed of this small piece which I'll post in the next few days. Enjoy!

Each week at Blue Sky Studios, a group of 'Lunchtime Painters' do a plein air piece around the studio. There are extensive grounds, and it has been really great. The piece above I did yesterday, and it's included because it's the most recent, not because I particularly care for it. The first piece is one I did of my co-worker Ron, who is a fantastic painter.