I want to welcome you to my blog. I will share my art, creative process and a little of myself with you. My life as a Artist has been interesting and full of adventures. Come along with me as we explore the world and how the artist sees it.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stage 3 Painting on Easel at the moment

HOMER BEACH STEP 3 I have more or less am at the final stage now. Will work the figure up next. This has come together much fast er then I would have guessed. It is a 12 x 9 inch oil painting on linen.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Homer Beach Paintiing Started.

Homer Beach Painting In OIls I have sketched out the painting and blocked in the composition in midtones, this stage is just to see how the composition is working out. Need to decide now what to add, keep or change. I plan on really playing with the colors in this composition.

Final Stage of Mountain Lake?

Mountain Lake - I went back to this painting this morning and added some white with a touch or cadnium orange to the sky and distant water, added more life to the scene. Also started to bring the reflected light over top of the rocks. Decided not to do to much to it, looks pretty good as is. I did also go back to the treeline and brought some dappled light through the top of the treeline. A nice 2 day painting.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Painting Rocks Underwater

Technique of Painting Rocks Underwater - Last week I gave a demo to our Friday painting group, this week Don Kolstad gave a painting Rocks Underwater demo. I was so intrigued by his simple technique that I had to give it a try. This is a little 8"x10" I started today. I will let the oil paint dry some tonight and then continue and bring the reflected light overtop of rocks in the forground to simulate water overtop of the rocks. Thought it would be interesting to put this first unfinished image and then follow up with a finished image. Thanks Don, great demo and I will use this technique in the future.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stage 6 Homer Bluff Painting

Homer Bluff - Stage 6. - Pretty much done now, will let it dry and take another look in a week. Have to get some more paintings going. Since last point, I reworked the ocean, Homer Spit, and added the close foreground. Went back over and tweeked a number of small areas. The size is 18X36 inches. All comments, critiques and suggestions welcome.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stage 4 Homer Bluff Painting

HOMER BLUFF STAGE 4 - Since I posted last I have added the fir trees, worked up the Alders and blocked in the buildings. Worked the brush into the near hill. Added a little more detail in the spit. Will go back ad work the water now more. and the distant mountains also. Once that is done I will bring in the near foreground ( haven't started that yet ). After that, work in the fine detail. I have stayed at this little motel many times in the past, and also stayed in the little house (closest ) with my family also.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Homer Bluff Painting Step 2 & 2.5

After letting the painting sit for a few days I realized I had the Values totally wrong in the sky and far mountain range across the bay. So went back and repainted every thing I had already done. Much happier with the outcome now. Proceed to start to block in the near ground Alder bushes and the shadow colors for them. Again I am not doing any detail at these stages yet. I then blocked in the snow on the near bluff, added the base colors for the fir trees. Have a long way to go , but it is starting to look like a painting now.

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 A New Year - New Creations

New beginnings in a New Year. Last year our family went through a lot of transitions. Our 4 kids all moved into new domiciles, 3 with their significant others. We have a birth of a grandchild this year to look forward to. My dad turns 90 in March. The older I get the more content with my life I am. Still have the burning desire to create and paint. My goal this year is to become a better painter, not necessarily sell more, but to improve my abilities. I wish you all the very best year to come in your lives. Happy New Year All.