Sunday, February 22, 2015

Utah Canyon Lands and a couple of portraits

A week ago I was in Utah, Canyon Lands at my favorite camp spot, "Big Tree"
I spent the day Friday painting. Then Friday evening, some friends showed up. We hiked on Saturday, and played desert disc golf Sunday morning. My friends left Sunday afternoon. I stayed another night. And, was able to get one more done before night fall. I think these are some of my best desert paintings yet. Makes me happy.

This week was kind of slow at work, so I sat in on a couple of figure groups, where I painted these two portraits.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Back to work

I went back to work last week. Working makes it hard to get much painting done. These are the paintings I did manage to get done.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Show at "Sol Shine" in Denver

Monday was a beautiful warm sunny day and I spent it painting on Love land pass.  I was quite pleased with this one, the last of the day. It just fell out of my brush in about 45 min.
This was the first, and also turned out pretty good. But I wanted to see if I could make it bigger and better in the studio. See next image.
This is the studio version. It is painted on a 18x24" canvas. I really had a lot of fun with it.
This was my weakest Plein air of the day, but I remembered something really special about the light that I didn't quite get, so, I tried again in the studio working only from the Plein air study.See next image.
The sun was blasting the back side of the snow bank in front. it was reflecting back on the trees in the for ground making their shadow side glow brighter than the forests behind them. It was pretty cool to see, but I am uncertain how well that comes across in the painting. Still I had a lot of fun trying and am quite pleased with this 18x24" painting in general. Another quick note, behind the for ground trees in the ski area, Arapahoe Basin.

Tues, I went out to one of my favorite places, Saw Hill Ponds and painted this 16x20" Plein Air.
This morning painting inside the art work space studios looking out the front glass doors.
 Weds. night. Sad...
This afternoon I set up a show at the Sol Shine Gallery in Denver. Located at 1501 boulder Street Denver. There is a reception, I will be attending on February 21st from 5:00 to 8:00pm Come on out and say hi.