Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Layers of Blue (Acrylic Watermedia) as of Oct. 23, 2018

Here is my current work-in-progress, a painting inspired by a photo that I took last summer near Central City, Colorado. (You can see the photo posted here October 18.) Today I made one more set of changes to the shapes of the mountain peaks in the distance.  I decided the shapes were pretty close to what I wanted, so I mixed up some very pale blue and (finally) painted in the sky. Next up, I need to work on those layers of blue. To be continued. . . .

Monday, October 22, 2018

Layers of Blue (Acrylic Watermedia) as of Oct. 22, 2018

This is a painting I have been working on, inspired by a photo that I took in Colorado last summer. (The photo is posted here on October 18.) I didn't have a lot of time to work on this today, but this morning I made some more adjustments to the lines of the mountains in the distance. I am happy with the changes, but still see some adjustments that i need to make.  

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Layers of Blue (Acrylic Watermedia) as of Oct. 21, 2018

I did some more work on this painting this morning.  This painting is inspired by a photo that I took near Central City, Colorado, this summer (photo posted here October 18, 2018).  There are six, maybe eight, lines of mountains in the photo, all shades of blue. I am trying show all of the subtle layers, while still maintaining the main bands of color that define the overall composition. This is a bit tricky. This morning,  I made some adjustments to the lines towards the top of the image.  Then I started adding layers and color to the lower part of the image. This is acrylic watermedia on Aquabord, 16 x 20 inches

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Layers of Blue (Acrylic Watermedia) as of Oct. 20, 2018

Today I worked some more on the painting I started yesterday.  My inspiration is a photo that I took in Colorado back in June.  This was taken near Central City, and ridges of mountains seemed to extend one behind the other into the distance. (I posted the photo here on October 18.)  I count six or seven mountain ridges in the photo, all in shades of blue.  Although I am not trying for a realistic copy of the photo, I do want to capture the effect of those layers of blue. The trick will be to create a sense of depth with the shapes and to create all those shades of blue. This morning I worked on the distant mountain ranges (in the upper part of the image).  Of course, I already see things I want to fix, but I am happy because this seems to be a good challenge. 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Layers of Blue (Acrylic Watermedia as of Oct 19, 2018)

Today I got this painting started.  I only had enough time to rough in basic lines for the composition, but it felt good to begin. I am using one of my recent Colorado photos as inspiration.  (See yesterday's post, "Layers of Blue," Photo Taken Near Central City".)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Layers of Blue (Photo Taken Near Central City)

It is time to paint and am getting ready.  Today I looked through some of the photos that I took in Colorado back in June.  I cropped this image out of one of the pictures I took near Central City.  I am thinking about using this picture as the basis for my next painting. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Necklace with Red Aventurine, Wood, and Silver

Today I finally finished the necklace I have been working on.  I started with red aventurine spheres, in almost a dusky rose color.  I liked the way the aventurine looked with wood and with silver.  It took several tries to get the combination of shapes and textures that I wanted. This is strung on a cotton cord and long enough that a clasp isn't needed.