Thursday, January 26, 2012

Plein air pieces

Here are three plein air pieces done over the last six months. These were done back in July, November, and October, respectively. The stump is the most successful, but there are some other successful elements about the other two. I have been trying to get out and do one painting a week, which has been both cold, as well as rewarding. I'll post some of the recent pieces soon.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New piece for the New Era

Here is a digital piece which I did this week for the New Era magazine (the youth magazine of the LDS church). I like it generally. It's a bit heavy on the photographic side, which, digitally, often ends up looking like you only know how to use the color picker in Photoshop. With some more time I could have pushed things away from that a little more successfully, perhaps. It was originally all warm light (both the ambient and directional light were warm), but I pushed the cools into the ambient side, and I like that part. Kudos to Alex for being such a willing last minute model!