Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Landscape Continues

I'm glad to be able to get a few hours in on this landscape today. I've been doing a lot of varnishing of other pieces which is essential work but seems to eat up a lot of painting time. I enjoy doing a landscape in the midst of a lot of still life work, too. It sort of clears my head and makes the ensuing still life work flow more easily.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Landscape Progress

This doesn't look much different than the last image because.......right! It hasn't had much work the past few days. Still, it's coming along.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Still Waters

Here's the beginning of a new landscape. Posting a painting in progress at such an early stage is a little intimidating as it may tank still but I think it will work out. This is a scene from the trip my daughter and I took to Ireland a few years ago. It is the Ballynahinch River in county Galway.
I'm painting this one in acrylic on a 20"x16" Ampersand panel.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Long Shadows

Here's a watercolor sketch of the hillside where I walk the dogs in the late afternoons. The shadows lengthen, creating ribbons of light and shadow. This watercolor is 5"x7".

Monday, August 10, 2009

Apple Study

Here's another small watercolor as I ease back into my studio routine. I got busy doing other stuff last week but will have to get back to work this week. This apple is just beautiful to look at, but it being August I really doubt it will be much good to eat, beauty being skin deep applies especially to storage apples in late summer. Still I couldn't resist it in the market and at least it's good to paint. This watercolor is 6"x6".

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cherries in Blue Willow

This one is completed and a rough ride it was. Anyway I'm pleased with how it came out and relieved we both survived. I don't know what it is about cherries and blue willow dishes but they always seem to go so well together.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Progress

This one is coming right along and has really hit the fun stage. I did get pretty bogged down with it but another good session should have it completed.