Sunday, November 14, 2010

Still more color! It is interesting to see these photos from a couple of days ago and compare them to the painting on the easel right now. This painting seems to be working and that feels good. Working on this piece reminds me of when I was a kid and was very happy just drawing. The pure act of drawing, no mistakes, no frustrations if it didn't turn out right, just drawing.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Okay, now we start to add some color. I am doing this by adding thin glazes of color and gradually building up color. Clouds have always fascinated me , from down here they appear to have mass and even be solid. They catch and reflect light much as we would expect but, being gaseous they fill with light and glow in a way that is quite unique and I find this challenging and exciting.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cloud Value Study

This painting was originally to be about birds and as I was developing the values for the clouds it took on a life of it's own. This study was done to establish the lights and darks and I used Payne's Gray and White.
Acrylic on canvas 36x48"