A few new ones from our sunny days last week.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
New 11x14, Spring Blossoms. This was mostly palette knife and thick paint again. Detail highlights were added later back in the studio. I also made the road a nice country meadow, I do this often in my plein air paintings. Sometimes I like to make the setting more natural.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Another from a few days ago, Springtime, 11x14 oils over acrylic on board.
Well I needed to get some even thicker paint down and it was going to be another day of dodging rain showers so I brought out some acrylics today and out down some PAINT.
You can see from the outside photos how things can change fast when painting plein air. Started out fairly nice with some sun out. Ended with a storm cell coming in for a visit but I had most of what I needed in by then. Speed painting at its best, well for me that is!
This one was also mostly knife work. Back in the studio, I finished this with oils.
From last week, Distant Trees, 9x12 oils on board. Had move quick on this one as a storm front was moving fast. I was able to get most what I needed before getting rained on and I finished up back in the studio the next day.
This piece was mostly palette knife in the field using thick paint for a heavy texture build up. I always think down heavy paint but the next day it looks medium at the most. Don't get me wrong, this has a lot of paint texture and nice juicy areas but I think I might have to get out the small shovel soon. I want to do some HEAVY work, need to buy the BIG tubes of paint.
I use sticks and stuff I find in the field for my brushes these days too. Hard times yeah, but it is more of a finger you to all the hard correct academics and staying in bounds! And galleries that don't pay and all that stuff. Don't worry, I still like all those beautiful technically correct paintings ..... and the artist that paint them. I'll go paint with anyone but I might end up pushing paint around with a bunch sticks that day!