Monday, August 23, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Fireworks finished unless I change my mind!
Trying not to obsess over any one thing too long - don’t want it to look overworked
I ended up using a paper straw dipped in paint to finish the fireworks
Turns out I didn’t like the look of the brush for fireworks
Below is a photo for scale - painting is 4 ft tall - 3 ft wide I’m standing on a stool to paint the top
Last photo includes all my reference photos for the painting
That’s it for now - I’ll try to keep my blog up to date
Thanks for all the encouraging emails - I appreciate hearing from everyone
Later MB - bad hair day as usual hence the cap!
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Study for larger painting for 2022 Winter Carnival Poster. I was asked to produce the poster art for the upcoming Winter Carnival in February 2022. It’s a huge responsibility and I know not everyone will appreciate the imagery. The image is from a 1960 postcard in the Tread of Pioneers museum collection. Kelsey, the person in charge likes my Rabbit Ears paintings and that vibe so you know me - if there’s an
old car to paint I’m in! The license plate will read WZ - 109. WZ for Steamboat of course and 109 for the 109th year of the winter carnival - which is impressive in my book. It’s called Moon Shadow because I want it to be reminiscent of the full moon in February of 1960. The moon light is coming in from the left hand top corner. Not sure if I can pull it off it’s a huge challenge but I’ll give it my best.
Thanks for looking MB
Big painting is 48”h X 36”W - will be photographed and turned into a poster. Then the painting
will be auctioned off at the SSWSC event in December. Proceeds go to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Having a bit of trouble posting this will give you an idea of what I've been up to.
I have more at the gallery. Just haven't gotten around to posting.
Hope all is well out there - it's raining here and we're ecstatic!
It's been hot and dry until now.
All the best MB