Thursday, March 31, 2016
The completed painting is also included here.
I've documented the making of this picture in video. I'll post the finished painting at the very end. There are a number of video sections, and I'll post them all here. They may be of interest to a few people who are curious about process. In this case I'm working from a photo on my computer screen. If I was working from one of my diagrams, it would be taped right above the painting as well. Although it takes a while, the process is really very decisive. There is no stopping and thinking....it is always go, go, go. The thinking is done in advance, and while the brush is moving.
There are about 4 or 5 videos....I'll post them all in sequence. This if the first one....
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Spring Trout Pond
.....a very chilly day, but full of birdsong....the promise of spring at the upper trout pond. Acrylic on unprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.5 x 12 inches.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Ice Field, March 25
.........the day after the March ice storm....cool temperatures held for a day, before the ice slipped away. Acrylic on unprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.5 x 12 inches.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
March Ice Storm (Sold)Freezing rain continued for a number of hours again during the night, and temperatures remain at around 0. Everything is covered in shiny ice. It will be hard to walk when I venture out for my hike today. Acrylic and pencil on unprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.5 x 12 inches.
I ended up using strap-on ice cleats that fit onto the bottom of my boots....so it was a no-slip situation. Just like the old-time farmers who used to put chains on their tires when they needed to travel in mud, ice, or snow.
I'll list a companion piece to this tomorrow. The ice stayed for about a day, and disappeared in a matter of hours today as temperatures rose. At this time of year things can change dramatically and quickly.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
This was all bare field yesterday, covered now with snow and ice on top. The first part of the storm is over, more to come this afternoon and tonight. No ice build up on trees yet, luckily, and power is on. I paint a lot of pictures in this area.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Big Rain Moving In
...evening...the sky was moving so quickly. Acrylic and pencil on gessoed thin birch panel 9 x 12 inches
Sunday, March 20, 2016
March Horse Trail (Sold)
...evening as all sorts of cloud formations pass through. Acrylic on unprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.5 x 12 inches.
10 Saved Acres, From Afar
....a special place...the day before spring. Acrylic on unprimed Whatman paper 10 x 13.75 inches, image size 8.5 x 12 inches.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The last 2 paintings....the top one is a companion to the previous sky piece. Also, I always like to get in a painting of the last snow patch before March is done.
Monday, March 14, 2016
....the sky night before last.....cool but very pleasant days. Acrylic collage painting on gessoed thin birch panel 7.5 x 12 inches. Sometimes the mood of particular place and time seems to touch in the right way, creating a strong connection with the picture afterward.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
The last of the small pieces found in my storage area after 16 years. I like how obsessive I was about getting the small details on the shoreline....I'm sure my eyes were much better back then.
Friday, March 11, 2016
|the same location....just a few days apart|
(lower piece Sold)
Every year I love to look at the snow patterns as the thaw happens. This year all the snow disappeared very quickly, leaving hardly any time to get any paintings done. There's still time for another winter blast or two. The top piece is on panel, and the bottom piece is on unprimed Whatman paper.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
....the start of a new month....still cold but the air feels different. Acrylic painting on gessoed birch panel 9.25 x 12 inches.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
top, 'July Stand' was sitting lost, in a box, in my storage for 16 years, and 'Alpaca Runs, March 4' was made today. Both are paintings on gessoed small panels.
Friday, March 4, 2016
'To Lake Ontario' and 'July Blue'
I found 7 works from 16 years ago, in a box in my storage area. I always had trouble keeping track of inventory in galleries (one of the reasons I’m glad I no longer have to deal with them much). I was happy to see these pieces again. I’ll show them here and in my shop. Acrylic on thin gessoed plywood panel, 8 x 10 inches. These are the first 2..........beautiful summer days of years gone by......
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
'10 Saved Acres, March 1', acrylic collage painting on gessoed birch panel 7.5 x 12 inches, signed lightly in pencil. Thank you, farmer, from long ago, for leaving some trees behind. I come to this place often.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
acrylic collage painting on gessoed, thin birch panel, 7.5 x 12 inches.....a chilly afternoon on the last day of February, in a leap year!