I have been using sample paints from Home Depot for this mural. It's very handy and they'll mix whatever color you want. I've always mixed my own colors in the past and that gets a little tricky because wall paint doesn't behave like artists paint. This is much better and reasonably priced!
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
I will be hosting an Oil Painters of America paint out at my home, on September 24. Here's a couple of photos from my front yard and back yard. We have a variety of terrain and comfortable accommodations for all. This is the first time hosting an event like this and I think it will be fun! It's open to any oil painters whether you're a member of OPA or not, so come on out and paint with us. The details can be found on the OPA website or email me and I'll fill you in.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
We returned to the same location the next morning. It was warm and sunny, so the landscape took on a brighter look. The block in from the previous day was a good foundation to build the rest of the painting on. Here's my finished piece, titled Summer Serenade. To my great surprise and delight it received the Wyoming Land Trust Purchase Award in the Prairies to Peaks plein air competition!