So I am taking an abstract painting class and I have to say abstract painting is tough, tough, tough! But thoroughly enjoyable. This is acrylic on canvas, 15"x30". Below is a detail.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
So I am continuing with this one. Today I began painting in some of the darks on the trees and a middle tone in the ground.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
I loved it so much I am going to do another, but imagined in autumn.
Below is a picture of it to show the size.
acrylic on canvas / 24"x30"x1.75" deep / $750
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I am still working on the woods painting - getting close to completion. Hopefully I'll have something to post tomorrow. I saw this painting hanging in my studio and I can't recall ever having posted it on my blog, so here it is. It's from a few years back. Acrylic on canvas.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Nasturtiums (1912) / oil on canvas / Odilon Redon
Two Young Girls Among Flowers (1905-1912) / oil on canvas / Odilon RedonAlthough I've been itching to get back in the studio and work on those trees, one of my children has been sick the past couple of days so it hasn't worked out. Hopefully tomorrow. I decided what I needed today was a little Redon. As in Odilon. He popped in my head when I was taking the dog for a walk. And then when I was almost home I saw a few things that made me feel invigorated and happy so I returned with my camera.
Fantastic tire tread marks.
Wet, sunkissed gravel on our driveway
Look at that skid on the left leaning against the chicken coop.
Fabulous pattern. Art Deco-ish!
Monday, February 11, 2013
So today I added a middle value into the trees and began adding some leaves. I don't know if it is tedious to see the incremental steps and if I should just wait until a huge chunk is done? Anyway, I am feeling very good. Even just painting trees makes me feel like I'm breathing in the forest air : )
Thursday, February 7, 2013
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. ~Henry David Thoreau
Yeah. I'm a tree hugger. I know not a lot has changed since yesterday but here's what it's looks like today.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
These are the last paintings from my time at Jay Peak in Vermont. It was -45˚C at the top of the mountain (hence why I was painting from a hotel window). The thing I couldn't get over - standing in this conference room - was the million dollar view! Who could ever concentrate on the business at hand with mountains are all around you!
Below is a watercolour sketch I did from our bedroom window just as dusk was settlling in. I was taken with the rhythm of the trees and the cold and wanted to record the memory. Tomorrow - back in the studio!
Winter Trees / Watercolour / $150
Friday, February 1, 2013
Lettuce root ball
Jay Peak Mountain
Mountain as seen through lobby window
I'm thinking I might add a wash of colour to the lettuce leaves. Well, I guess I'll sketch another one and try it as this isn't on watercolour paper. These are my favourites from the week.