Friday, August 8, 2014

New Work: "Yellow with Red Insisting", Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches

Yellow with Red Insisting    Oil on canvas 30 x 40 inches

This oil was done as a demonstration at my Making it Fine Art Workshop in Halibut Cove, Alaska. map

I wanted to do something expressive that would be dramatic and elegant. The paint went on thick and I used some greys, adding them right into the yellows at the right.

Since the sun doesn't set until 11:30 in the summer, I used the late hour to do a second session before midnight. The next morning I got in a third session and put in some of the reds at the left.

After the workshop was done, the painting had to dry before it could be shipped back to my Colorado studio. After it arrived today I cut in the sky at the upper right and added purples and blues behind the trees on the right. A small amount of work was done on the field and the oil was complete.

Here's a photo of the fabulous setting where the workshop was held. I hope to get back to that slice of heaven again very soon!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Work: Fall Begins Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Fall Begins  Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

This oil was begun as a painting demonstration during my Art Workshop in Steamboat Springs last month. I really enjoyed going after this with full color. The sky and the colors behind the trees keep things organized, a real necessity here. 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

In the Studio August 4, 2014

There is a lot going on in the studio today.

The 30 x 40 oil, lower left is complete: Yellows with Reds Insisting
The 30 x 30 on the easel is also complete: Fall Begins

The 48 x 48 oil on the upper left is going through more changes. At one time it was all yellow trees, now telling what will happen next, but it keeps going through stages of getting better and more interesting along the way.

The 30 x 40 oil on the right easel is just about complete... it is there to be reviewed for the next few days.

I'll be starting in again on yellow and orange 4 x 5 foot oil on the floor, right. Can't wait!