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!

1 comment:

  1. Having just returned from a weekend getaway up in the Berkshires of Mass. and VT -- your work evokes those glorious landscapes - so lush and saturated. I was fortunate to visit the Clark Art Institute after its extensive expansion/renovation to see once again the work of Inness and Rothko - a little bit of heaven!