Apr 21, 2014

Emergence of a Painting

Here are the steps to my painting "Red October".  I liked the underpainting so much I almost stopped there.  (I may try that sometime.)

Next I blocked in the trees.

And finally the leaves and undergrowth.

The painting is acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30".

Oct 27, 2013

The flooding in Boulder jerked my painting to a halt. My home, a continuing care retirement community,
sustained horrible damage.  My apartment stayed dry, but the ensuing shifting of procedures and rooms has been daunting.  My studio in the art room had to be locked as computers salvaged from flooded areas of the building are being stored there until their hard-drives can be copied.  I did manage to finish this painting started before the flood.  The real painting is not so nearly purple as it shows on line.  I used several coats of glazes and I think that threw off the camera recording.  "Sea" is 20" x 30" in acrylic on wrapped canvas.

Sep 29, 2013

Here is another start to finish series.  To better understand fog and distance, I looked to Randall David Tipton's work.  He graciously gave me permission to interpret one of his paintings. I did it on a 36"x 48" museum wrapped canvas.