Apr 23, 2007

Hillcrest Dumpster

Studio painting

Here is a alley scene which happens to be located at the backside of the building we live in. In fact, the green dumpster butts right up against our building. The reference picture was taken in the morning hours. I recently rode my bike around the neighborhood snapping pictures for possible future reference. I intended for the dumpster to be the center of interest for this painting. This was fun as it was a break from plein air and because I haven't done many paintings in the studio or from photos in quite a while. I would like to couple both studio and plein air paintings from now on. We'll see how that goes.........

Apr 19, 2007

Profile Study

Life study

From my Tuesday group. This one was fun to paint. Upon seeing the shape of her nose I knew a profile was a good choice.

Apr 5, 2007

Florida Canyon Trail

Oil/linen panel
Plein Air

The nickname of the painting is The Green Monster. I've been forcing myself to set up in front of green, a lot of green. Trees, shrubs any green foliage. The purpose is to try and make sense of the overly green scene in front of me, trying to make a good design and especially trying to make good color choices regarding this tricky color (to me anyway). Only one tone of green, both color and value, actually existed in this scene. Trying to separate greens is the challenge. And fun of course. This is one I liked from the last two weeks of painting green scenes.