December 9, 2014

Work In Progress
I worked a little more today on my current painting inspired by a visit to Yosemite.  I've adjusted some color intensity in the sky, defined the background and foreground trees more with paint and color temperature, added more paint and colors to the river and defined the rocks on the river bank with shadows. 

December 8, 2014

Work In Progress
I've begun working on a new painting.  This piece is inspired by a visit I made to Yosemite in autumn.  Starting a new piece is always a bit of excitement for me.  I try to stay sensitive to the gestures, rhythms and movement I observe of the subject matter.  As I work on the piece I'm always reliving the experience I had at that time or place.

This first image is the initial block in, in which I sketch in the composition and suggest areas of value and perhaps lay in a little color.  The second image shows a little bit more of work that I've done on the painting.  I've made some minor adjustments in the composition and have started to apply paint.

I'll post a few more images later so you can see my progress.  Hope you enjoy.

Composition blocked in

Starting to paint

December 6, 2014

Donated Paintings Sold
I learned this week these five little 5x7s, which I donated to the Gilbert Visual Art League (GVAL) for its fundraiser, have sold.  Thank you to the purchasers who have helped GVAL in its future activities to promote and support the visual arts in the Gilbert area.