3 x 5 inches Oil on birch
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
5 x 7 inches Oil on birch
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
9 x 13 inches Oil on masonite (MDF)
It was painted in summer, but this is fall viewI'm so used to working on location, and painting scenes as I see them without editing. I know for composition you are told to move a tree or rock etc, but with my extensive photography background, I never felt cropping was legitimate when making a good photograph, so I've just assumed doing the same thing with a painting is not as good either. Isn't that something? And I thought touching up on paintings done on location was a no-no. It's about time, I get OVER that syndrome ...don't you think? So all I have to do is have a general flavor of what I have in mind, then alter whatever needs adjusting in order to capture what I'm going after. So we'll see how the future paintings unfold. ( Painters are funny aren't we?)
Since I'm getting things cleared out and cleaned for winter skiers, I'm not going to be doing much painting for the next month. Then we'll be on the road, and guests everywhere, so not too much painting either. Perhaps I'll travel with pastels ?
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8 x 10 inches Oil on canvas board
Well last weekend I was in Manhatten, and it's pretty darn exciting on a glorious day down 5th Avenue. Went by some interesting sites, that all would make fun paintings (if I could focus to work from my photographs)
Lipstick bdg, and billboards of torsos juxtaposed against concrete and shapes.
And then there was the Kandinsky show filling the Guggenheim. I have never painted someone looking at art in a gallery setting, but I have taken photos of them over the years. I can see how tempting it is to paint, with a nod to Karen Jurick and Robin Cheers (do they have an exclusive on it as painting subject?).