Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Mat Cutter

I want to officially thank my family, whose support made possible this new mat cutter.  I don't spend a lot of money on my materials.  I guess I feel I need to earn it...Anyway, I've wanted a quality mat cutter for years.  My family provides gift certificates,  which I used for this.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Warehouse finished

I tried to strengthen the color a little to convey the strong sunlight against this yellow building.
I worked on the Warehouse to correct some of the lines.  I believe I can do a little better next time around if I choose to do a more refined painting.  But I was satisfied with the over all look of this one. I would like to try some wet on wet for the sky, even though I don't really mind the somewhat textured look in this one.  There are some areas in this one that I really liked.  Specifically the shadow of the tree on the right side and the loose brushstrokes in the tree.  I also liked the contrast of the yellow building and the shadows

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Warehouse.  Still in progress I guess.
What started out as a relatively simple shadow study ended up a little more tedious than I anticipated.  Having a distinct vision in mind would have helped.  I liked the shadow against this bright yellow warehouse wall.  The color scheme looked pretty simple, but I struggled to get the right colors, and when I went to paint the tree, I found it difficult to portray the light spots.  Still some work to do, but I think it will be worth the effort.  The shadow of the second tree (out of frame) fools you a bit now that I look at it.  Funny thing about shadows.  They are affected by the surrounding objects more than one might think.  The top of the wall was considerably lighter.  And I noticed some lines got out of sync. I don't plan on doing anything drastic, being that the lesson has been learned on this one.