Saturday, January 24, 2015

Winter field, Tyler State Park,12x16 oil painting

Winter field 12x16 oil

 I  recently reworked this piece adding a little atmosphere to the painting.  I painted this from a  5x7 study done on location one afternoon.
That day I was hoping for a sunset but the overcast sky won out.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Still life acrylic painting, 8x10 Amaretto

Still Life Acrylic painting 10x8  Amaretto

This was one of the bottles we bought for NewYears Eve, when I saw it on the shelf in the store I saw a challenge for a painting. What caught my eye was the contrast of the dark rich color of the Amaretto and the bright label along with the interesting shape of the bottle.

I kept the background value slightly lighter than the bottle except on the right side where I merged the values of the background and the right side of the bottle to create a lost edge giving it a realistic look.
I used Phthalo Green and a bit more Crimson for the dark color of the Amaretto and the same colors with a little white for the background trying to add a little atmosphere between bottle and background.

Its a nice change switching off and painting a still life in between landscape paintings, the still life usually taste better too.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Forest Road 8x10 Acrylic

Forest Road 8x10 acrylic

Late afternoon light on the walk back to the cabin after a day of fishing.