Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I posted this painting a few weeks ago right when I completed it, however, the photo I took was inadequate to convey how the painting actually looks. I asked Rich Charpentier to color match for me and came up with this awesome representation of my painting, which is a perfect match. Thanks Rich! See Rich's website to learn more about what he does: www.richcharpentier.com. This painting will hang at the Frame & I Art Gallery, downtown Prescott as part of our annual Employee Art Show during the month of October. Stop by and take a look!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Here are a couple mini paintings I did last week in preparation for a miniature show at the Frame & I Art Gallery starting mid November. These two paintings are both done in oil with a palette knife, they measure 5x7 inches. It isn't necessarily easier to paint small, the same elements that make a good painting still apply. I have a few more paintings this size still drying.
|Watson Lake at Sunset|
|Last Light at Watson Lake|
Friday, September 9, 2011
Here are a couple more paintings I never posted from earlier this summer. Both of these are from a Grand Canyon hike that took place during the first weekend of June on the South Bass Trail.
|"Leaving South Bass Camp" 16x16 inch, oil painting with palette knife|
|"Sunrise from South Bass Trail" 18x24 inch, oil painting with a palette knife|
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
18x24" palette knife oil painting, "Monsoon from Point Imperial." I completed this a couple weeks ago. I was craving rain on the day I painted it and decided to paint a rainy, moody painting since the monsoon rains had pittered out. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
This is a 20x30" acrylic of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at Maroon Bells National Park. My medium of choice for the past few years was oil, but I was intrigued to use acrylic again after Golden Acrylics came out with their "Open" acrylics. With Open Acrylics, I have more drying time than regular acrylic but not as long as oils. Opens become tacky after about an hour. They are easy to use, washable and thinned withed water. I tentative title for this painting is "Castle in the Clouds."