Saturday, April 30, 2016

Early Morning Surprise

I was making the coffee this morning looked out the window and saw a fox getting a drink out of the water bowl for the birds. He just sat  there looking around and then turned and trotted off, we lost track of him after that.
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 A nice way to start the morning.

I finished up on a fly fishing painting recently, a scene from an upstate Pa trout stream. My brother Tom poised to catch a trout from a mountain stream.




Monday, April 18, 2016

Sunrise walk,

Sunrise Walk, 11x14 oil on cradled wood panel




This painting is based on the sky study I did on March 11th.
I wanted to portray a peaceful feeling that shows the few minutes of dramatic color right before the sun is all the way up and everything is brightened.
As you can see I toned down the sky from the study to help create the peaceful feeling I was going for.
I painted a woman walking her dog for the human interest side to the story. It also gave me a chance to practice painting reflections.