Today when I was out painting it was cloudy and grey. My painting reflects it. This is the river in downtown Boise. I left out the building behind the trees. I was right across from the Morrison Center which is on campus at Boise State University.
The fall colors in Boise are still hanging on so I went down and sat on the rocks and wet leaves by the river and painted. I like this one. And I like my tree a day challenge because I can already see evolution in my work. One idea always rolls into the next. ThereContinue reading “Nov 10th Trees”
I am happy with today’s trees. I went and sat by the river and painted Plein air. I love all the color I can see when I am outside and working from life. There are a few little things to touch up but is mostly there.
Today I did sort of a Plein Air painting belly flop. I went out into the foothills and set up shop. You don’t win them all on the first go. This is a small part of the painting I did. I’m going to spend some more time on the whole composition and see where IContinue reading “Boise Foothills”
Today I drove up the hill to my friends house to paint Tablerock which was burned in a huge fire just before the 4th of July. An illegal firework started it. For a long time the hill was completely black. Yesterday I went running up there and noticed how much grass is growing back.Continue reading “Tablerock Plein Air”
12X12 oil on panel Today I went to a plein air painting class but it rained and rained so we decided to stay inside and paint still life. This is mine from today, I gave it to my friend that hosted at her house.
Looks like it’s show and tell day, I may have gotten carried away… This is a painting I started around the same time I did the other Golden Gate Bridge painting, I still haven’t finished it. It’s almost done, but you will see I have 5 more cars to paint in and the road. I’ve foundContinue reading “Bridge, Maine, Musicians, Sisters”
5X7 oil on canvas Around the time I did the Thiebaud style Dress still life painting, I also did a few little cupcake paintings. It was all sometime early 2015 and I was working on finding my thing. Here are a few Wayne Thiebaud paintings I love. Back in college I borrowed from the artContinue reading “Cupcake Still Life”
Whenever I just want to paint something, I grab a bunch of little cuties. You know, the little mandarin oranges. Are they called Cuties around the world? I think I like my oil painting better…but this is watercolor #1. Or really #2 if you count the little Self Portrait I did in 2003. I see one littleContinue reading “Watercolor Cuties & Oil Cuties & another marathon”