Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Number Four for 2015

I already have four paintings under my belt for the year and only one was 8x10 or smaller.  That's not counting the two plein air paintings that we won't discuss.  I haven't found my way back to winter though, maybe the next painting.

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"Autumn Blaze"

11" X 14", "Acrylic on panel
Original - $160

This painting is based on a photo I took several years ago in Wanship next to the Weber River.  I'm thankful that some of the private land owners have cooperated with Division of Wildlife Resources to allow access to the river on their land.  While that access is primarily for anglers I've taken advantage of it to get access to landscape views I otherwise would not be able to see.  That's the case with this landscape, in fact I had a good visit with the property owner's horse while I was sketching there.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Break From Winter

No, I haven't given up on getting along with old man winter, in fact I spent a fair amount of time outside yesterday, I just felt like making a summer painting of a rural landscape, one of my favorite subjects.

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"Country Road"

16" X 12", Acrylic on panel
Original - $200

I've visited so many Utah rural towns and taken so many photos and done so many sketches that my mind is starting to mix them up.  I believe the photo this painting is based on was taken in Willard but I'm not sure. This is another one where I started with toning the board then doing a block-in using the palette knife.  This technique does add a lot of texture, but it sure consumes a lot of paint!