Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Air

The Snow fall this year has been far below what I like to see for a solid snow painting season... I really feel like the snow is a great change in abstract shapes to paint and love how everything gets silhouetted by the snow also composition can become a fun game of connect the dots. The subtle color and value shifts of sunlit snow and getting to really use my cold pthalo colors in the shadows get me so fired up to paint snow.. I'm gonna have to cut this post short to go do a snow dance out in the street.

The piece above is at the moment untitled, 16x20" and from Weber and Son Lobster CO in (I think) Harpswell Maine.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Spring

This morning when we woke up (at around 3am) I checked to the thermometer like usual to see if I need to go chisel the ice off my wife's car before she heads off to work. The temp was 41 degrees Fahrenheit! I'm not sure if fall is hanging around too long or spring is coming early something isn't right..?.

This piece Above( @ Camden Falls gallery) is a painting that makes me drift away into spring thoughts everything I see it so I thought I would share it here in mid January. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back to the Drawing Board

This is a sketch on newsprint I did recently at the figure/life drawing group at the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation. I think it was a 15 min pose. Not sure. Ether way, I liked it enough to share and prove that I am trying to draw more (which was my failed goal last year).

Something that I have been pushing for finally happened.. My wife Raquele has started a blog including her original photography. Here is a link to Raquele's Blog . Her use of abstract shapes in the composition are lesson for most of us and worth checking out. Also I know that if you comment there, like me, she will respond to all. Worth checking it out!