Saturday, November 26, 2011

Figurative Work Practice

In August Maria and I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame which is a half hour away from each other. While we were sitting outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I spotted this mother and daughter sitting across the way, the mother talking away and the daughter texting. The mother seemed concerned with something out of our view, minutes later her husband showed up and they left.
I didn't want it to be obvious I was photographing them because I wanted natural poses, so I held the camera on my lap and looked the other way as I shot pictures hoping some of them would turn out.
The background was cluttered with a tent and other unnecessary objects so I switched a hedge for the clutter keeping the background simple and not detracting from the main focus.
I enjoy doing these figurative works as challenging as they are. Some are successful and some aren't.

I'm almost finished with a painting of  my wife Maria pruning the flowers in her planter. This painting of Maria  just seemed to flow off the brush, I had three quarters of it done the first night, which is unusual for me.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Autumn on the Lake

This is from a lake we fish in the Pocono Mountains. I liked the color on this odd growing tree.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Clouds over the Lake

This was the same day at Marsh Creek Lake when we started out in thick fog. The sun came out and the clouds started building. When the wind started kicking up we knew it was time to start working our way back to the boat ramp. It started raining as we got the boat on the trailer.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Autumn Flyfishing

Autumn Flyfishing 5x7 acrylic  (SOLD)
This is from our recent flyfishing vacation in upstate Pa. I wanted to try out a small study first before doing a larger painting. I enjoy painting the late afternoon light when objects start taking on the orange glow.

We had a good trip even with the rain and both of us each caught nice trout.