6×6″ oil on panel I’m still trying to get a handle on painting plein air. Trying to stay loose and thinking a lot about composition. And laying down a lot of paint.
Today was so nice! It’s warm, not windy, and I enjoyed painting the pretty sky. In fact, I enjoyed painting the sky so much that in this painting I think it totally out does the land. I wish it was all sky. I’ll try that sometime. So what do you think? I’m trying to paintContinue reading “Plein Air on a warm day”
I painted Black Cliffs again but in a less literal way. My hope is to find my style somewhere between representational and abstract. I think this is what that is. You can see that it’s a landscape, I think. But definitely abstracted.
11X14″ oil on canvas Yesteterday I went out for a run in the foothills and took a bunch of pictures. The sky, light, and hills were beautiful. Today I looked through the photos so I could paint the scene. I wanted to paint an abstract of just being there so I put away the photosContinue reading “Remembered Morning Run”
16X20 oil on canvas I’m still at it with my plein air abstract landscapes. Today Inwent out and basically did an oil sketch and a start to this painting outside and then came in and finished from my memory of the place. I’m not sure it’s finished yet. And I’m hoping it doesn’t look likeContinue reading “Black Cliffs”
14X18 oil on canvas Today I went out and did this plein air painting. I had to brave the wind and ended up painting right out of the back of the car with the canvas laying flat in the back. My canvas kept blowing away at first. Note to self- bring along the thing thatContinue reading “Castlerock from Morningside”
I kinda love this one, and you’re not going to hear me say that often. Today as I was organizing my studio I came across an 11×14″ plein air painting I did last fall. The painting never really worked and in general fell flat. So I picked it up and worked on it again today.Continue reading “Homestead Trailhead”
Today I took an abstract I had been working on that had lost direction and took it in a new direction and made it into an abstract landscape. I tried to be loose and to use a lot of paint and vary the direction of brush strokes. It was a fun exercise to try toContinue reading “Color/landscape/abstract”
Yesterday was beautiful here in Boise so I went out and painted in the foothills. But right when I got set up and started I realized that I had forgotten my white paint. So I decided to see how far I could get without it. I had Naples yellow, so that helped some. SoContinue reading “Plein air Sage and Foothills”