Thursday, December 24, 2009
Mercy and truth have met together,
Righteousness and peace have kissed.
Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
Yes, the Lord will give what is good; . . .
. . . when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
Psalm 85:10,11 & Galatians 4:4,5
Merry Christmas to all!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Well, it's been awhile! Where have I been? Hunting, teaching my first workshop (which was a blast!), Thanksgiving, and studying mostly.
If this looks familiar it's because I painted this same scene earlier in the year. This time I played with the color some. Hope you like it!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Here it is. I got the box at Hobby Lobby for $3.00 at 50% off, paid $4.00 for the plexiglass at a glass store where they drilled the holes for the paint cups for me. I paid about $2.00 for the paint containers. I wanted something with covers to keep the paint protected. I attached 2 screws - one to the bottom section and one to the lid and wound wire around them to keep the lid in a workable position. All together it cost me about $10.00.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Well, this is another 6x8, but it was fun to do because its a study and I was after the action. I like leaving the background so its just the color of the paper and having all the action right in the middle. Studies are very enjoyable!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Well, I said I was tired of 6x8's, but it was the only size I had with me yesterday, so here it is. And it wasn't too bad. I painted with my friends and that always makes for an interesting time. We've been painting together for about 6 years now and its great to see how we've all improved.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here's the final version. I mostly worked on the landscape surrounding the horses and left them alone, except for a bit of refining on their edges and faces of the two on the right. I added the fence posts and wire of the fence with a palette knife and a few strokes of varying warm and cool color in the grasses.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
So, here is the initial block in of a larger canvas. It was a happy discovery to realize that I was very uninspired to do another 6x8, but not uninspired to paint larger! Sometimes you just need to do something different for awhile. I am only going do larger paintings until I want to do a small one again.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here's another of the barn done in a different color scheme. I think this one looks more like morning than evening. I got my Stephen Quiller book out last night. I got it a long time ago in school and it never meant much to me, but I thought I'd see if I could put it to use now. Sometimes you have to have more context to understand something. Maybe I have enough context now.
Friday, October 23, 2009
This painting was done with a palette knife. At the time I was painting it, I didn't think it was working. But later, after I hadn't looked at it for a bit, I realized it worked very well. Sometimes its fun to paint in an unfamiliar way. You might be surprised at the results!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I sketched this one afternoon on our hunting trip. We were camped right by the river and there were lots of fishermen there. It used to be a blue ribbon trout fishing spot, but most of the big ones are no longer there. It was good to sketch instead of paint. I need to do more of it.
Monday, October 19, 2009
A color sketch done with my tiny pochade box and a few photos of some of the ground we covered on our hunting trip. See the peak in the distance of the photo below? We hiked past there in our search for elk. We did see some about a half a mile away and heard some bulls bugle. Its wonderful to hear that! One of the mornings just as we started out we spooked a bull that was in the trees in the draw we were walking next to. He bounded up out of there to the hillside and then took off. They are magnificent!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
This little painting was an experiment in color. I used a photo taken in bright sunshine and decided to put in somewhat opposite colors everywhere just to see what would happen. I like it. I don't really understand the logistics of it, but I think I'll do some more experimenting of this kind. I know that people who understand color theory much better than I do, can use it to get exactly the mood they want. Hopefully, I'll learn to do that too. It does look quite evening-ish.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
This might be the first and last of the color around here. Its gotten pretty cold and windy. We still have some trees with green leaves, but they may not turn. They might just fall off after turning brown. I hope not. Hunting season is in full swing here, with lots of preparations going on for it. We'll see what we get this year . . . hopefully not snowed out! But if we do, I can get some painting done.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
This is the finished painting. It will go into a window instead of a frame so I had to make sure it fit - which it will if I take it off the stretcher bars and staple it to the window frame instead. My favorite part of this painting is the warm orange in the foreground.