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“In the Shadow of the Mountain”, Day 3, 30 in 30

I had noticed while walking the Granite Mountain trailhead in the summer around 4pm, with the sun starting to go behind the mountain, how the mountain would start to become a luminescent bluish color... Well, I decided to paint at that…

Helga

Helga is our current model for the Monday long pose at the "Pushing Paint" life drawing group. Here is a step by step process of painting Helga.           Helga 16" x 12" oil on board

Philip

I have joined a figure drawing and painting group, Best thing I've done since, well, since I did the 30 in 30 challenge! Ha! But, anyway, I have been having a lot of fun. We meet every Saturday morning for drawing from life, we have 1-2-5-10-20…

Glassford Hill

I was out paitnting early this morning after dropping the kids off at school. Partly cloudy and beautiful! Here  is the finished painting: Glassford Hill 12" x 12" oil on panel Oh and even though I was at least a mile away…

Boulders and Lake

Hiked out behind Willow Lake today again looking for inspiration. Soon as I was out of the rocks, facing towards the lake, I had this view. Dropped the painting gear right there and started painting. First Block in: And here is where…

Kiki – 2

My 11 year old daughter Kiki sat so patiently for me today. Can't wait for next weekend, I have 2 more kids that I can paint! This was a lot of fun. After my last few disappointments, I found myself smiling the whole time painting this. Doing…

Boulders and wipe-downs…

I wiped down two paintings the other day...one after the other. One I hiked out for 1.5 miles lugging all my paint gear. Did a painting, but hated it so much that I wiped it fown and packed up and left. Then I did a nocturne, which I wiped out…

Block Studies…

I have signed up for another workshop with Susan Sarback in June. Plein Air Landscape in Napa, CA.  While I am waiting for the workshop, I plan to do small studies helping me refine my color perception. So there will be plenty of block studies…

Cactus – Pear (finished)

Cactus - Pear11" x 14"Oil on BoardFinally finished this... You should see my poor pear... It's been sitting on the little table all set up... gradually shrinking and shriveling everyday. Also getting semi-baked under the hot 500W halogen bulbs!!!…

Cactus-Pear (continued 2)

End of Stage 2.... All the masses are adjusted for Hue, Value and Chroma.Here is qick shot of the setup.Into Stage 3 now. Working with variations within the masses.