Saturday, January 31, 2009

work in progress

I've been trying to work out some vivid color lately so here is the start of a bright painting. Sometimes at sunset the sky is layered with the horizen being orange, yellow, blue-gray, then blue. It's beautiful in nature but hard to capture on paper.

Friday, January 23, 2009

1-23-09 "Country Roads"

You never know what you might see when you look down a country road. We are so use to taking the same route to and from where we need to go that we don't see the special scenes that await us on the not-so-traveled roads.
8x10, Watercolor
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

work in progress

Here is a fun painting to design and paint. Roads that lead into a painting seem so natural but must be placed just right or they don't seem to fit so I take pictures once and a while of just roads and tractor trails through fields.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

1-11-09 "Heavy Snow II" (Acrylic)

Here is the same location as the previous post but done in acrylic. I like the finish of acrylics and am trying to get my watercolors to have some of the characteristics of acrylics but still have the ease of watercolors that I'm use to.
Acrylic on canvas board, 8x10
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Monday, January 5, 2009

1-05-09 "Heavy Snow"

There is a lot of cool blue in this painting but the red of the barns warms it up nicely. The well warn lane leads your eye right into the painting.
Watercolor, 8x10
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

work in progress

Here is a good example of my process of working on two paintings at one time. The one on the right is the watercolor and the one on the left is acrylic on canvas board. I'll show them both seperately as I finish them. My family likes the watercolor better but I prefer the acrylic, probably because it's somethng new for me.