Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thankful for Flowers

On a very busy day, we decided to make a mad dash through Costco. And it was crazy, a combination of pre-Thanksgiving shopping rush and pre-snow storm hysteria. We were almost to the check-out line when I saw the display of Thanksgiving flowers. Of course, I stopped to take some pictures. Tonight I cropped this image out of the best photo, and added some color overlay and posterizing effect in Painter.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Path (Posterized Photo)

Last Sunday we took a late afternoon walk at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield, MA.  I liked the light and the road and the trees, so I took some pictures.  Tonight I edited the photo with iPhoto and then used Painter to add a posterized effect. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Purple Ridge (Acrylic Water Media)

This is the painting I have been working on for the last few days. This morning I used some dark purple to correct the line of the mountains. I also used a dark purple wash to add some darker areas for balance. Now this is done.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Purple Ridge (As of November 23, 2014)

Here is the painting that I started yesterday, a landscape done with acrylics on watercolor paper. It is small (9 x 12 inches). This morning I added some very pale blue to the sky, and some very pale purple to the bottom of the painting. I am not going to do too much more to this, but there are a couple of things that I want to fix. I hope to finish this tomorrow.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Purple Ridge (As of November 22, 2014)

Over the last three weeks, I have painted five of these small mountain landscapes. I am going to submit two or three for a show, and it is coming right up. I know, it's time to start framing. But this morning, I decided to try to fit in just one more. This is a work in progress, with acrylic paint used as water media, on watercolor paper.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pencil Drawing of High School Friend

This is a pencil drawing of a friend from high school.  I drew this portrait when I was a high school senior, back in the sixties.  (We were learning to draw portraits in my high school art class, and I had fun drawing portraits of my friends.) A lot of my high school friends are now reconnecting through Facebook, and that's how I  found out my friend's parents had this drawing framed and still have it on the wall in their home.  My friend sent me a photo of it. It was fun to see my drawing after all this time and my friend said it would be okay to share it here. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bittersweet Mountains (Acrylic Water Media)

Here is the painting that I have been working on all week. This is small landscape painted with acrylics used with water, on watercolor paper. The subject matter is the Colorado Rocky Mountains, painted from my imagination and memories of my home state. This morning I added a little bit of purple shadow in the lower third of the painting, and also balanced the light areas across the top of the mountain in the foreground. Now I am ready to say this is finished.