Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Posting just for fun...A few weekends ago I found a  scene I wanted to paint, but liked it best as I saw it from my kitchen window.  "On the ground" didn't give me the right perspective, so I set a ladder against the shed in the driveway and boosted everything to the top!  It was a bit blustery and the light changed ever so fast (it was about 4 or 5 pm).  Not posting the painting because I am not that pleased with it (after all that) but enjoyed the "journey" anyway!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Relax! Happy Independance Day!

Last weekend's painting.  I spent two different days "chasing the shadows" as the sun moved up and around.  It was strong light and I began about 9 a.m. facing almost due east.  This is an acrylic on canvas board (9.5 x 14) titled "Dad's Perfect Yard".

Sunday, June 24, 2012

OMG - Painting again!

No excuses...but life got in the way...Recently, I have been able to push the other thing aside and paint.  This painting happened as I went out on Father's Day morning to check on the haybales across the lane, but turned - uninspired - and walked down the driveway.  That's where I saw the scene that called to be painted.  I loved the strong light and shadow.  I grabbed a canvas and some paints and plopped them on the hood of a car as a make-shift work area.  This is an 8 x 10 acrylic on canvas entitled "Summer Fields".