Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Afternoon Grazing, Union County, NC

5x7, oil on canvas panel
Cows are so funny. Before I could finish the cows dotted around the pasture, they all came to the fence, all facing the same way, all looking at me painting.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Spring in Union County, NC

8x10, oil on canvas panel

The little yellow spring flowers made an almost perfect Z in the pasture. I thought that might look a somewhat contrived, so I softened the shape. It was a beautiful day for painting--warm, gentle breeze, no humidity

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Beginning a Painting

I have no finished painting to post today, so I am posting three paintings in various stages of "unfinishedment". It's interesting to see the progress of a painting. Sometimes I love the beginning much better than the finish.

On the landscape, you can see new lines drawn to correct some shapes. They will not show in the finished painting.

This one just need a little tweaking, plus adding the pile of logs in front and adding the gate. You can currently see the shadow of the gate on the red shed.

The painting above, an antique shop interior, is drawn and somewhat blocked in. Everything is extremely loose and experimental at the beginning.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Working the Field

9x11, oil on masonite

This painting has been varnished, hence the strange color of the hedgerow behind the farm equipment. I have not yet figured out how to advoid the glare of varnish.

I will be out of town through next Tuesday. Please check back then for a new posting.
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