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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bittersweet Mountains (As of November 19, 2014)



I have been working on this painting for several days. This is a small landscape painted with acrylics on paper, painted from imagination and memories of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Yesterday I decided to add more contrast, so this morning I added a wash in the main color (red-orange or bittersweet) to the bottom third of the painting, following the lines that were already there. Next step is just to add a little bit more purple shadow to the same area and this will be done.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bittersweet Mountains (As of November 18, 2014)


Here is the painting I have been working on, a small mountain landscape painted with acrylic paint (used with water on watercolor paper). This is painting from my imagination, but is also based on my memories of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I was short on time this morning, but I added some areas of light to the top of the mountain in the foreground. I like it better, but I still want to see more contrast. I am hoping I can finish this tomorrow.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bittersweet Mountains (As of November 17, 2014)



This is the painting I have been working on this week. I am using acrylics as water media paint on paper. Today I added a wash in bittersweet (the main color). Now I am happy with the color, but I want to add a few lighter areas for contrast.