Monday, November 16, 2015
I always am attraced to wild vines, there is a grace and flow to them that is like a dance. These happen to be wild grape vines which are not only beautiful to paint but the grapes make fabulous jelly. This is also done with palette knife work. predominanting.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
This began as a plein air painting in Carlos State Park very near where we live. However, when I got it into the studio the colors were too bright so reworked it in more subtle colors and am pleased with how it depicts the area as I remembered it.
Monday, October 5, 2015
This is a plein air painting done in two sessions, same time of day a couple of days apart. There is a small damn on this pond and river, fish are swimming and can be seen clearly in the clear wateo enjoy in the filtered sunlight with a mellow breeze every now and then.
I have been having fun changing it up a bit. This is all done with a palette knife. A thinned out layout of color is put down with a size 6 brush, fairly large for a small canvas, no detail and leaves only a wash of color in the main areas. Then I use a palette knife to build the painting. The knife keeps the paint colors cleaner than when I use a brush which can have a tendency to mix the colors as they meet and layer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
All my years of living in farm country has left me with a love of fields in all seasons of the year. This field is not far from our home and fairly glowed in the sunlight.This straw will be used for bedding for animals as well as many other uses and not only on the farm.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
After a long winter of snow, grey and cold these Spring colors are more than welcome and just couldn't help painting these happy colors. For a little spark I added magenta,.....look for the touches of it especially toward the right.