Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This is another Routt County Fair image. This young participant(possibly royalty) was practicing for the opening ceremonies at the fair. She raced around the entire rodeo grounds with the flag waving by her side - it was quite an inspiring sight. The speed of her horse was most impressive while hanging onto the flag. Love the fair. Thanks for following.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
This painting is another experiment. I used Cad orange - ultramarine blue + white. I've had a tube of cadmium orange for 25 years and never knew what to do with it - so I grabbed it and some ultramarine blue to make this painting. It was a fun experiment and very challenging. Turns out cadmiums have been replaced by azo colors because the azo components are non-toxic. Cadmiums are toxic - I don't recommend that you go out and buy any. I just figure I should use it up and be careful in the process. I am a believer in mixing my oranges from different yellows and reds. I think I'll try the same idea mixing my own orange and see what happens.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
It's a challenge for sure.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
spring green - you know - That really bright green - it's almost a florescent color. The views were spectacular in all directions and it was an extremely pretty day. Thanks
Sunday, March 17, 2013
This is a commission piece and it was not your usual photo - it was taken with wide angle lens and very different than anything I've attempted. Luckily everyone is happy with the way it turned out. That's the hardest part about commissions - trying to do the image justice and give it some life.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thanks for following.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
How do I get to Carnegie Hall? PRACTICE - PRACTICE!!!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
4"H X 8"W - It was a cut off from another project. I'm trying to use all my supplies and not obsess over the details - just do it! Hope you are enjoying the change in daylight. Thanks MB
Monday, March 11, 2013
"Shoot the Falls"
6" X 6"
Oil on Gessoboard(original painting)
120.00(includes priority mail shipping)
Buy it cause you like it!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
OK so here goes. Grandpa sent me 4 photos and to tell the truth I didn't think any of them would work. Then he suggested I take this photo and crop it in real close - I gave it a go. The original photo was hard to work with because the light was so diffused and the subject so far away - but I thought I could really learn a lot from this particular assignment. I realized I could paint a subject I didn't know, how to work with a photo that isn't mine, how to capture the essence of the subject, and how much fun it is when it turns out to meet my expectations. So, I did learn quite a bit from this self imposed assignment but isn't that true with each and every effort in painting and in life. I'll give it a go! That's my motto lately and it seems to be working on some level.
Hope all is well with everyone.