Sunday, April 01, 2018

New Paintings

The pressure is on!  I need to get some new work made for the show NEXT WEEKEND!  My plan was to have a whole booth full of new work based on a bunch of new ideas from our trip out west. I have managed to get several works on paper done and a few on canvas bu not all are of the west.  Some are local scenes. I have been so busy with the jewelry I haven't had a chance to get in the painting studio. But I finally got around to making some art! So far I have about 10 new works completed. I just finished an 11 x 14 oil titled "The Back Window". It's part of the on going series "Out The Window ".   All the paintings and drawings so far has been done from life looking out the various windows around the house. But this one is from a photo that I snapped at just the right moment when the light on the trees created a shadow and light pattern that was a series of light against dark shapes.  I had about 5 minutes to capture it and it was way too complicated to to try to draw it on location. The light would have changed, never to be seen the same way again. Instead of trying to copy a photo (which I hate to do )  I altered the photo to be more of a negative of the scene and reduced the colors to 2 and painted from that.
 Here is the result.  I have changed it a bit since this photo but it's pretty close
"The Back Window" 11 x 14 oil and cold wax on canvas panel.

Below is one of the first of the series of canyons and cliffs called "erosion"
Based on a photo taken in Northern New Mexico.
"Above The River"  8 x 10  Acrylic on canvas panel

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