Sunday, January 30, 2011

Winter Shadows, 20" x 16"

One more basically done for the show!

I decided to jump into this one while taking a "break" from my other 3 started paintings.

It was smooth sailing from the get go and I think that's because even when I was taking the reference photo I knew what I was going to do to make the scene work for me: create an opening in the middle ground, add more variety to the foreground hedge, change the direction of the corn-stub rows, and change the time of day.

Even with a good sketch I found myself making a few changes midway, but they were minimal. I know there is more I can do to it but I'll wait. Done on re-coated Ampersand pastelbord.

Monday, January 24, 2011

A Storm is Coming, 5"x7" SOLD

Once again, I have to rely on an old painting to keep up with my blog. This one was actually not so old since I had it ready for the Plowshares show last Dec, where it sold.

I have been working on 3 large paintings for the March show. While I prefer to finish a piece before starting a new one, I feel that I have reached a point where I need to let things rest for a while to see what else I need to do to get the mood I want, so in the mean-time, what else can I do but to start another painting?

I'm getting very excited about the show and hope to share at lest one of the paintings with you soon!

Monday, January 10, 2011

After the Rain, 5"x7"

It's not nice to start the new year with a cold but that's exactly was has happened to me. I'm recovering though and even started a new painting that I hope to finish very soon. I'm being extra careful though about pastel dust as it can make things worse.

For the time being, this is one of the small paintings I did in November, based on a reference photo from the area. The place is located on Rt 175 and I wonder how long it'll be before this pasture is gone and new houses are built there.

I want to thank all the people who are following my blog. You guys keep me on my toes!