Wednesday, October 28, 2009

High Wind

from the flat files

Found this one hiding deep in a flat file.
A plein air attempt from a couple of years ago.
Yup, that's right, it looks like a perfect clear
day. It was ... only the wind was howling straight
into my face at a steady 40 with gusts much higher.
I had enough tears in my eyes to keep my brushes
clean. I sat with my back against a large pine tree
and trying to hang onto my board, water, colors
and anything else that was loose. Maybe I'll
finish it someday. Just brought back a memory.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

San Francisco Peaks

from the flat files

Just outside of Flagstaff Arizona.
7 x 12 plein air on Arches cold press,
140 # watercolor paper.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

From by gone days

I thought I would throw this one in
just to change things up. A painting
I finished long ago for a client.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Life Drawing

Just getting back into life drawing after about 45 years. Here are some rough
gestures from last night. It's a beginning.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wild Orchards by the Bay

Just finished today. 12 x 18 watercolor on Arches Cold Press.
Compare to the previous post of orchards. Two different days,
two totally different results. Mostly intensional. The suggestion
to try this came from my friend Loriann. Thanks Loriann, it
was a lot of fun.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Orchards on the Bay

from the flat files

15 x 20 plein air piece from 2 years ago.
Watercolor on Arches 140 # cold press paper.

Friday, October 9, 2009

5 x 7 Conte Sketch

Trying a less literal route to this future painting of
the view from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia. I've been
using Conte Crayon for life drawing. It was handy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Off in the Distance

from the flat files

This is a plein air piece from my last visit to Sedona.
Not sure how this ended up in my flat files.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Wee Little Studio

Thought you all might want to see where all the paintings
come from. It's sufficient but could always be larger. I think
it's time to get clean water and put the top back on the palette.

Bark Island Light

I think something is wrong with my camera, possibly me.

This is attempt number 2. I figure about two more tries and
I think I'll have it. This is different paper (Fabriano Artistico)
It may be too soft for this subject. I'm going to let this sleeping
dog lie for a while. I'll try again later. In the mean time I'm moving
onto another subject.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Hampshire

Passing by a New Hampshire farm on the way to Maine.
This painting went in several directions today. It came up
just short of the burn pile. I'm still considering it. What
do think ... burn or save?

This is a very poor photo of the painting