Monday, December 11, 2017

New Work: Lake Shadows, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Lake Shadows, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches  $4400 framed
I have returned to this image of a reservoir. It's a strip landscape and in this case, one with a lot of complexity. The painting is much about bands of color everywhere and a lot of manipulation was done to get them all to work together.

As the painting developed, my desire was to set up an interesting color combinations. In the process of doing so, I began to push the colors further to create light effects and vibrancy. This oil went through a number of changes with each one taking the oil further compositionally and chromatically. The finished work is alive with shimmering colors.

Initially, I had set out to do a more somber scene with a very limited color selection, but when the yellows and blues kicked in, they were too exciting to tone down and spoil the fun. That somber version will have to wait for another day.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Grateful Notices: Hidden Sunset, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Hidden Sunset, oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches  Private collection, Arizona

I had just delivered this oil to Saks Galleries, Denver when I got a phone call from a friend. She and her husband were interested in this oil and asked me to meet then at the gallery so they could see it in person.

Being an artist is very fulfilling at times. Successfully creating a work of art that is challenging and then meeting the people that feel compelled to bring it into their homes is pure gratitude.

My sincere thanks to the collectors and to everyone at the gallery that graciously made it all possible.

Read more about the making of this oil from my previous blog post.