Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Thunderstorm over Turquoise Mountain (Framed)

I have been painting mountain landscapes for a show in July (at Galatea Gallery) Of the set, this is the last painting finished, but the first one I framed. I had already take six large paintings were framed for me at Michael's, but I had a few smaller paintings, and I framed them myself.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Postcard for "Sense of Place" Group Show

Today I took my paintings down to Galatea Fine Art because they will be included in a group show called "Sense of Place." This is the postcard for the show. My painting, "Clouds over Purple Mountain," is in the lower left corner. The show will be up July 1 to 31, with an opening on July 1, 6 to 8 pm. For more information about Galatea Fine Arts, go to galateafineart.com

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Thunderstorm over Turquoise Mountain

I finished this painting yesterday, after adding layers of color to the sky and to the mountain, and after making lots of small changes. This is one of my "Mountain Daydreams," paintings of the Colorado Rockies done from memory and imagination. This is the last painting in a set of mountain landscapes that I have been painting for a show in July. Now they are all framed and tomorrow I am taking them done to Galatea Fine Arts in Boston.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Thunderstorm over Turquoise Mountain (As of June 24, 2016)

Here is another mountain landscape that i started yesterday (June 24). This one of my "Mountain Daydreams," painted from my imagination and my memories of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This is done with acrylic paint on watercolor paper. This is the last of a group of paintings I have been working on for a show in July. At the time I took this photo, this painting was close to finished, but not quite.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bouquets in Cellophane (Posterized Photo)

This image started with a display of cellophane-wrapped bouquets at Tendercrop Farms, here in Beverly, MA. I liked the way they looked, so I took a picture, and published it here last night. For this version, I used Painter to posterize the photo, which brought out the colors and the reflections in the cellophane. I didn't think these flowers could look more festive, but they do.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Bouquets in Cellophane

Here's another photo from last weekend's excursion to Tendercrop Farms, here in Beverly, MA.  I saw a display of bouquets, each wrapped in cellophane.  The flowers looked ready for a celebration, so I took a picture.  Tonight I edited the original photo to get this composition.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Orange Mountain Sunrise

Today I finished the painting that I started yesterday. I wanted the bottom part of the picture to be a bit darker, so I added some transparent red-orange washes to the base of the mountains. Then I added some opaque pale orange to the tops of the mountains, for highlights. This is part of my "Mountain Daydreams" series, mountain landscapes done from imagination and memories of Colorado. This is acrylic paint used as water media on watercolor paper.