Thursday, March 29, 2012

Night Light Painting: On the agenda.

Photo: Woodstock Park, Saturday evening.
  It's so difficult to focus on one topic when I'm busy with work.  I've decided to start jotting down some of these ideas in my blog if I don't have time to paint in the morning .
I'm thinking about creating a series of night paintings.   I want to get back to painting scenes that include people, even if I have to add them into a photo.  I took this awhile back and will need to adjust how it is framed up since the focal point is right in the middle.  The thing I enjoy about night paintings is all the ambient light and subtle colors that are there, but cannot necessarily be seen in a photo.  A lot of artistic freedom can be exercised . 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Taking the guess work out...

I wanted to move forward with my latest project.  I sat down to get some paint on the paper at the very least ..  What started as an exercise ended up a finished painting.  I was very pleased with this result.  One problem.  I skipped a crucial step in the process.  Working out the details with the client.  Although they liked this painting, it was not the style they had in mind.  Nevertheless I was happy that I was able to get a painting done.  And this gives me confidence to move forward. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A diffferent look at Carlton ST

Carlton St. (Borders)
I had a plan to cut the 4 panel painting and make it 4 panels with a border around each  I'm not sure yet if this works, so I tried it on the computer.  It didn't work as a panorama, so I left it in the 4 panels.  Any input on this would be appreciated before I go to cutting.  This was a quick cut, and I overcropped some of the painting so it does appear smaller in the top photo.  Probably wouldn't end up that cropped.  Also notice I inadvertently re-arranged them.  They might even look better as 4 separate paintings.
The Original painting.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


This is part of a sketch I did for the commission.  I am going to be focusing on finishing this in the next week.
Some of my family might recognize the person in the reference photo. 

Still Life

Green Apples    approx.  8"X9" August 2010
This is an older painting that is not in my gallery.  I did it for a daily painting last year. Work has me finding it hard to make a schedule for painting since I work most of the day.  I'm also in the middle of concentrating on a commission.  I'm pretty excited to share how that goes when it progresses. Until then I'll be pulling some from the archives, or posting sketches a little more often than in the past. At least until I get a regular schedule worked out.