Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hillside at Appleton Farms


Here's another photo from last Sunday's trip to Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. I took a lot of pictures. I particularly liked this view of this beautiful tree near a hillside. Tonight I cropped the original photo to get this composition. I think this might be nice to paint.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tree-Lined Road at Appleton Farms



This is from Sunday's excursion to Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA.  It is very beautiful and I took a lot of pictures.  One of my favorites is this tree-lined road.  Tonight I cropped the original photo to get this image.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spring in the Mountains (Acrylic Water Media Painting)


Here is the painting I have been working on, a landscape painted from my imagination, but based on my memories of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This is acrylic paint used as water media paint on paper (in this case 9 x 12 inches). This morning I added more green to the mountains, but made sure I kept some of that soft sage green that I think of as a Colorado color. I thought I was finished, but this afternoon I went back to the painting and made a few small changes, including one of the shapes in the sky that had been bothering me. Now I am willing to say that this is done.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Spring in the Mountains (As of October 27, 2014)



Here is the painting I have been working on. I am using acrylics as water media on paper to paint this small landscape. Although I am working from my imagination, I am drawing on memories of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where I grew up. This morning I worked on the sky, adding a few more shapes and a bit more color behind the mountains. I like the sky better, but now I think I want to see more color on the mountains. But it's almost there; maybe just one more day.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Spring in the Mountains (As of October 26, 2014)



Here is the small landscape I have been working on. This is acrylic used as water media, on paper. The mountain theme is inspired by memories of the Colorado Rocky Mountains in my home state, but I am working from my imagination. Today I put a green wash over the mountains and fixed a couple of lines. There are one or two details I still want to fix, but I hope to finish this tomorrow.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spring in the Mountains (As of October 25, 2014)


This morning I worked on this painting again. This is one of my paintings of the mountains, inspired by memories of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, my home state. This is acrylic used as water media paint on paper (9 x 12 inches). Today I added green wash and added some violet red to the mix. I think this is almost done.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Spring in the Mountains (As of October 24, 2014)



This is a painting that I started today. It's small (9 x 12 inches), done with acrylic paint used as water media, on paper. This is part of my "mountain daydreams" series, paintings from my imagination but inspired by memories of the Rocky Mountains in my home state of Colorado.