Friday, November 25, 2022

Ever Vigilant

 

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Another cat. I especially had fun playing with the colors in the background. It was just a mid gray in the reference photo, but I find it far more interesting to make it out of grays that lean a little bit towards several different colors. Sometimes anyway. : )

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Mr. Green Eyes

 

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In my experience it's much harder to paint an animal in this kind of soft light rather than direct. Most of the time anyway. I guess I should just say - this was really hard to paint!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Tomato Slice Journey

 

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Recently I took a bunch of photos of tomato slices with the intention of doing some larger paintings. I did this one from life to make sure I knew what information my camera wasn't capturing.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Living on the Edge


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Here's another landscape from Utah, from the same area as this recent one. We were overlooking the Canyonlands, near Moab. One day we drove down into the canyon, on a tiny, dirt road that had recently been damaged by flooding, barely clinging to the side of a cliff. It was pretty terrifying, but our Jeep handled it just fine.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Companion Roses

 

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I think this is the first time I've painted roses from a reference photo I didn't take myself. The lighting was soft, as opposed to the sun-shiny roses I often paint, which was challenging. I found myself channeling Richard Schmid, though you probably can't tell.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

A Hike to the Edge

 

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Although I didn't paint on our recent trip to Utah, I took a bunch of photos. I've tried to paint from a few of them, with mixed results. Here are two that worked out, though they are very similar. We were camped on public land at the edge of  Canyonlands National Park. Near our site was a great view of the Green River, but I never got a great photo of it. On this day we hiked to a different vantage point and walked along the cliff for a while. Here's the other view.


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Friday, October 28, 2022

My Shaft of Light

 

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This one is my personal favorite of late. And I'll leave you with this - yes I am heading off on another trip. Yes, I just came back from one. 😂 Happy fall everyone! (I'll be home Nov 5th.)

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Pinkiness

 

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If these roses were royalty each would be addressed as "Your Pinkiness."

I made a little video of this one. You can see it here or on youtube. It's better with sound. : )

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Disappointed

 

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This dog really wanted to go for a walk, but his owners went to work instead. : (

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Morning Dew

 

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This was a fun change of pace for me - painting little details like water droplets.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Reversible Rose

 

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I thought the petals of this rose were so interesting - yellow on the inside and red on the outside. It reminds me of a reversible shirt I used to own that I could fold up the sleeves on to see both colors.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Hang On

 

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I had to change a lot about this scene to make it worthy of painting. The background especially was just super boring. So I got out my trusty ipad and tried a bunch of options until I landed on this one. The trick is finding something that is interesting without distracting from the center of interest. Tricky, but I like how it turned out.

Friday, October 21, 2022

The Golden Carpet

 

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I had a few tomato stragglers when I got back from camping, and this is the last of them. Next I'm on to other subjects.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Green Square

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We're back! And we had such a lovely trip. Utah is a gorgeous place and so fun to explore, especially in October when it isn't super hot. We're so lucky that we are self employed and can do this.

Below is probably my best photo of a site. Not that it was "official" - we mostly boondocked or dispersed camped on public land. This was early in the trip, on top of Cedar Mountain. We were camped next to a gorgeous ravine, and as the sun was setting a storm blew right by us. We just sat in our chairs and enjoyed the show. My phone captured all the colors except for the pinks and purples.


Someone will ask if I painted on this trip. The answer is - I brought all my gear just in case I was inspired. And while we saw many beautiful, I mean GORGEOUS things, I never felt the urge to get out my gear. Mostly this trip was meant to get away and refill the well. That happened. So I'm satisfied.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Homecoming Dance

 

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It turns out I'll be leaving tomorrow for our camping adventure. We will be gone up to three weeks. The latest I will be able to ship is Oct 20th. Once again, many apologies for any inconvenience!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Double Date

 

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In a few days I'll be heading off on a potentially longish camping adventure. The dates are open-ended, so I'm not sure exactly when I'll be back, but I won't be able to ship during that time. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Love Triangle

 

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You may be noticing a theme with my last few paintings. Not just tomatoes, but tomatoes with love lives. Seems appropriate.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Tomato Chaperones

 

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Here's something I have relearned lately: Don't follow a rule just because someone told you it was a rule and you think you should follow it. Follow a rule if/when doing so is going to help your painting.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

My Single Tomato Friend

 

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And now for another simple one. Not simple to paint, mind you - just a simple composition. And this tomato is single (see title), as in looking for a companion - not like I have just a single (as in one) tomato friend. That would be silly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Observing

 

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This combination of colors makes me especially happy. : )