Tuesday, May 25, 2010

'Sunlit Pool'

Well, I finally finished it. With all the rocks and shadows, getting all the values correct took some time. But here it is. Scraped my knee getting down to this area but it was well worth it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

'Nature Walk'

It was finally sunny and I was able to get back up to the Tumwater Canyon. So some more paintings will be coming soon. I am posting this one that I did last fall and had not yet put on my blog.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I have been asked by several people 'How do I start a painting?' So I thought it might be interesting to my viewers to show them how I do my paintings. First I start with a pencil drawing which I then go over the lines with thinned down paint in a burnt sienna color. (Yes I know what all those squiggles line mean!)

Design on canvas

The dark areas are blocked in first.

Dark tones are blocked in first

Then the mid-tones are worked. The lightest whites and yellows are saved until last. The finished piece can be seen below called "Tumwater Canyon"

Mid-tones are worked

Sunday, May 9, 2010

"Quiet Waters"

"White River Gorge"

"Vermont Road"

"Pappy Schafer's Barn #2"-Sold

"Pappy Schafer's Barn #1"-Sold

"McKittrick Street Carriage Barn"

"Lazy Stream"

"Summers End"

"Sunshine & Shadows"

"Rocks & Ripples"


Nason Creek Winter

On the Trail to Sauer Mountain

Waterlillies on Anderson's Pond