Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Acrylic Mixed Media Painting



On Sunday morning, my painting was already wired and labeled, but I still wanted to do some cleanup. So I  got up early and went over my work, first of all making sure all the surfaces were covered. I made some minor adjustments, making sure that all the lines extended to the edge of the canvas. These were all tiny changes that would dry quickly. Soon enough it was time to go.  We headed down to Boston where I turned it in at @Galatea Fine Arts.  It will be on display in December int the Artists' Alcove, in the landscape group show entitled, "Light of Day".  

Monday, November 28, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Painting as of Nov. 26. 2022



This is my mixed media painting as it looked at the end of the day on Saturday.  This may not look like realism, but still I relied on my painting reference (posted here Nov. 18). I started added acrylic paint in transparent layers to adjust the colors: brown to the purple area at the bottom, hunter's green to the lime green area, phthalo green to the first line of blue mountain. I added some blue shadows to the mountain, on the right where it would be in shadow.  And then I mixed some metallic gold paint with acrylic medium and painted a thin layer over the pale orange areas.  I added the sun (gentle morning pink) and I also added some sharp orange areas to suggest where the sun was hitting the mountains.  I was pretty happy with it, but there was still some cleanup to do, as you can see.  That would have to wait till the next day, also the same day it was due to be delivered in Boston.  I would have to get up early!  To be continued. . . .

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Painting as of Nov. 25, 2022



Here is my progress as of Friday, November 25th.  Using my painting reference as a guide, I filled in the middle section of the composition with pasted paper in purple and dark blue.  Things seemed to be coming together at this point.  To be continued.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Painting as of Nov. 24, 2022



Here is my current project as it looked on Thursday night.  My schedule has been crazy but have been using little bits of time to paste little bits of purple paper on the lower part of this landscape. To be continued. . . 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Painting as of Nov. 23, 2022



I worked some more on this painting this afternoon.  (This is going to be a mixed media painting with acrylic paint, but I am using pasted paper to establish the basic shapes first.)  Today I added the contours of a green hill in the foreground, working from my painting reference, posted here Nov.  18th.  These are not necessarily the final colors.  I have a collection of colored tissue paper, and I am using papers in the colors closest to what I want. Later I will modify some of the colors with acrylic paint.  To be continued.

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Painting as of Nov. 22, 2022


Yesterday I continued to work on this project, a mixed media painting, acrylic paint and pasted paper. At this point, I am still using pasted paper to define areas of the landscape.  As I worked, I  adjusted the top line of the mountain with purple paper.  To get the color of morning sunlight on the mountains, I layered pale pink paper over orange.    To be continued. . .

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Painting as of Nov. 22, 2022



Today I worked on this painting for a little while.  First I used colored conte crayon to make some adjustments to my sketch, and also applied some areas of color, just to make it easier to see the different areas.  Then I started working on the sky, applying pale pink pasted paper.  This is how it looks so far.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Morning Mountains (Colorado Springs) Rough Sketch on Board



It's been a busy day but I managed to get my next painting started.  I began by trying to print out my painting reference on the computer.  It was taking forever, so I just grabbed some conte crayon and roughed in the basic composition right on the masonite board,  just using the image on my phone. Meanwhile, my printer spit out the image of my painting reference.  Although there are some mistakes in this sketch, this is pretty close to what I want.  I will need to adjust that top line, for sure.  Anyway, it's a beginning.  This is going to be acrylic and pasted paper, 16 x 20 inches.  To be continued. . . .