Jan 24, 2014

Alley Delivery

Wow it's been a busy start to the new year thus far.  I received some art books for Christmas and have since buried my nose into these gems.  That and a busy work schedule means a little less painting for now.  But reading books about artists and also books about technique seems to stir the pot for me in a good way.  For me I feel recharged and eager for the next phase of my artistic development.  Here's a 6x8 oil painting on linen panel  It's an alley scene that caught my eye, especially the bold diagonals and strong shadow pattern.  I have a few alley paintings in mind that I hope develops into some larger works.

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Jan 16, 2014

Amazonian Lily Pond

First post of 2014!  Ringing in the new year with an old image (painted from a photo) and one I've been wanting to paint for quite a while.  The pic/reference is from a trip I took to Peru back in 2001.  It's a 6' x 6" painted in oil on linen panel.  I was looking at pics from that trip, a lot of possibilities for other paintings. Back then I had a small Elph camera but it wasn't digital.  Managed to take a few hundred pics from that trip.  Funny, on my few trips to Colombia these last few years I've taken thousands of pictures with my digital camera, not having to worry about how many pics I can take because I'm not limited to a 36 exposure roll of 35mm film.  Anyway, hopefully more paintings will result from that trip.

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