Monday, November 30, 2009

My House #7 in the afternoon (#10).

Painting in process

I have toned the panel and drawn Mena using white charcoal. The only colors used so far are ultramarine blue, Cadmiun red medium and Hooker's Green -mixed together they make a brownish green which is fine for this stage. The brush used so far is a Princeton # 4.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mendocino Headin to the Beach 9 x 12 Acrylic

Mendocino-Heading to the ocean 9 x 12 Acrylic

I've done this one several times just to keep practicing. I don't use photos much preferring to pain from life. But this little scene reminds me of out vacation last summer.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Heading for the Ocean - Mendocino

I still use a photo reference occasionally when doing a learning series. I have done this view several times. It's always a bit farther to the ocean than it looks.


I tried to stand in the spot where I painted this view (see an earlier post). I mostly painted standing up looking a bit downward. It's interesting to compare a photo to an on site painting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The blue Tree - photo

This is a photo of the blue tree. Don't get carried away with a photo - on site paintings are interpretations remember.

My House at Dusk # 11 11" x 14" Acrylic

Time to work a bit larger.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lakeside rocks - 3 Linen 8 x 10 Acrylic

My House at Dusk First in a Series 8 x 10

I made a small change and so repost. As I work all day I only paint evenings during the week. That's why I have been painting at dusk.

Lake Tahoe at Dusk

This was done in acrylic on a pine board 5" x 14" with a base of gesso. A practice piece.