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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2 Paintings In Progress

2 Paintings In Progress - Raven Moon 8x6 Oil & Portrait Study From a Portraiture Class -
On Friday I was fighting off a head cold. And it reflected my mood in the this little Night Raven piece. Not really sure where the idea came from. But it is different then what I usually paint thats for sure.

The second painting is a from a portraiture class I am taking from Linda Infante Lyons at the Anchorage Museum. I have been struggling with this one. Will take it to class for critique.

ADDENDUM: I got some wonderful suggestions from my class teacher. I made some dramatic changes to the portrait. Will finish it this weekend, and post a picture for you to compare with this one I took before my class.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Seward Parl Stage 3 & 4

Seward Bay Stages 3 & 4 Final - Oil 11 x 14 on RayMar Canvas Panel - In Stage Three I blocked in the Near Trees a little more. Then worked on the Water, added more shadow to the rocks underwater and to the shadow cast buy the near shoreline on the ocean. Then went and added highlights and reflected color to the water.
Stage 4 basically was finish up the trees and a few touch ups. Now it is drying, will look again in a week and see what changes I may make.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Seward Park Stage 1 & 2

Seward Alaska - 11 X 14 Oil on RayMar Canvas - Last Summer Donna, Oreo (dog) and I took a trip to Seward, it was a incredible sunny day. We went to the beach park and I did a small 6x8 plein air painting of this rock sticking up out of the water. Going back through my studies, I decided to do a major painting of this one. Sketched it onto the canvas board. Layed in the base colors.

After 2 weeks I finally got back to this painting yesterday, reworked the sky and water, blocked in the close shoreline and defined and detailed the rocks. I made the decision early on to play with the colors and make this a colorful painting.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Plein Air Paintings From Desert Center

Two Plein Air Painting
I did these two paintings while I was in Desert Center CA last week, driving around in my dads 4 wheeler, what a blast.