Thursday, February 27, 2014

video trials

Twins @ The Bear 12x9 pastel
Trying out my new pastel set up and learning about video.
this is the new set up and the start of the painting

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

back to oils

Duo Tone 12x24 oil
Yes I intended to split this painting in half.

diff pastel setup

Summer Canal 9x12 pastel
Farm Silo 11x14 pastel
I was frustrated with my pastel set up so I dug out an old Mabef oil box and tore out all the separators ad stuffed as many pastel sticks into it as possible. The next step was to  find a way to make it portable. That was the hard part. I ended up just sticking it into an old aluminum tripod. I seems to work ok. When the weather warms up I will have to give it a field try out. The board is 1/8" masonite coated with clear acrylic gesso made for pastels. I'm just loving the texture. In the past it was hard to deal with but now it feels good.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Figure study ASLD

Blue Ribbon 11x14 oil
Cari modeled at the ASLD and had some very colorful clothes.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

studio daze when its windy

Deckers Freeze 5x7 oil
 Light on the Bear 6x8 oil
Ice Dance 9x12 oil
Rock and Frozen 11x14 oil
I think on this one the bottom right will go away. It kind of distracts.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

to windy to paint outside - I'm a wimp

Snow Boogie 11x14 oil
It was too windy to  paint outside today so this is painted from a photograph taken a while back.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

life drwg at Terry ludwig studio

Emily 11x14 oil
Painting at Terry Ludwig Studio's - pretty full house - lots of good conversation.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Plein Air w/ PAAC at Lair o the Bear

Snow Shuffle 11x14 oil
Painted at the Lair O the Bear with PAAC. Good company and good beer at Morrison Inn afterwards.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cabin Fever starts mid winter

Gone Fishing In My Mind 16x20 oil
Seems like cabin fever strikes in mid winter when the cold keeps me inside. Definitely getting out next week to paint.

tiny painting

Face Into the Wind 4 1/4" x 8 1/4" oil
Its so tiny, don't know what it will look like in a frame. lol

Monday, February 3, 2014

finished paintings after studies

 Right Place Wrong Time 11x14 oil
impressionist style
Right Place Wring Time 2 11x14 oil
expressionist style
I named these because I was wanting to fish this stream but didn't have the time to. It is on the west side of RMNP. The studies I did led to the question of would it look good as an impressionist style or as an expressionist style. I think they both work. So which one do you like?