Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stromy weekend

Yesterday I went up Loveland Pass. I got lucky with some sun.

 Tuesday was a nice evening for painting from Cherry Vale
Friday I bought a dinning canopy, because I new the weekend was going to be rainy. I imedeatly tested it Friday evening, where I got rained on but stayed dry.

 Today I started just north of Nederland, with this one. The sun was in and out, but mostly out.
Then this afternoon I gave my canopy another work out. I am glad it did hail too much!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Gross Dam Rd Paintings

This morning I got up early and headed to this spot on Gross Dam rd. I have admired this scene for a long time and today was my day to paint it. The morning light gave me a treat this morning. I hope I have done it Justus.
 At 10am I had my first Plein Air student. This is the result of the demo I gave. We were focusing on how color and value change as things are further from you. The sun kept going behind the clouds. So, it was challenging painting conditions to say the least.

 I painted this figurine I bought the other day on Friday. It was a fun exerize to try and make it look like a real swan in more of a natural setting.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Snow Storm

Could not get my self to paint outside today. I set up in the house and painted out the front window.

 Weds. the model didn't show, so our friend Ann posed a portrait for us. I really wanted to do a good job on this. She is a beautiful woman. While it looks like her, I did not do her Justus.
 This afternoon I got paper, Charcoal pencil, and white pencil out on grey paper. This is of a new figurine I bought the other day. I have 3 people taking a drawing lesson from me in June, and I thought I better practice up.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Painting the house instead of pictures

I decided I better get to painting the house this weekend. If I get it done early in the season I can paint guilt free the rest of the year. I did manage to get a couple done this week. First from figure and second is at the bottom of the canyon. The trees are budding and the colors are coming out.