Friday, August 21, 2015
This painting is based on a beautiful photo my cousin Amy took of the driveway of the old family farm. It was an exercise in 'negative space' painting-- I started with a black canvas and then painted the sky and leaves around the tree trunks and branches, letting that define the shapes of the trunks/branches. Fun, fun!
Saturday, August 15, 2015
I took a great painting class up at the Art Colony in Grand Marais this past week. It was Monday through Friday from 9-4, so we painted our tails off! It was a great group of people, and the weather was gorgeous. I am feeling totally recharged!
Here are some of the little still lifes I painted. These are hard for me since I usually paint from photos. Drawing 3D from life instead of 2D from photos is something I need to work on.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
I've painted from this same reference photo before (see March 2014), but this time the colors took on a more 'nocturnal' feel. It's also a little bit in the way the painting photographed, it's not quite accurate. In any case, it kind of reminds me of a disco- I dig it!