February 11, 2016

Sacred Mesa, oil, 24 x 30 inches

Well, I finally completed this oil painting. I put the finishing touches on Monday. 

I worked the foreground quite a bit but kept it only as a passage into the painting.  I think I have enough focal points--in the pathway; highlights on the rabbit brush, mountain, etc.) to lead the viewer"s eye.  

I'm very pleased with the outcome. Hope you've enjoyed seeing the process.

Now I'm on to an new piece. 

February 6, 2016

Progress On My Easel, #4
I'm still playing around with this painting.  I'm pushing color just to see what I can get away with.  I think I will pull back on the color.  I need to define the foreground more, work the foreground and the background as they relate to each other, work the passages through the painting by creating various focal points,  and do some more to the sky.

February 1, 2016

Progress on My Easel, #3

A "bug" has been going around in my family.  So illness has kept me from doing much painting since my last post. I think we've all finally recovered, so I'm back in my studio. This post shows images of recent progress on my newest oil painting. I hope to have it completed this week.  

I have another painting that I'm already working on (in my head and on paper) that I will begin after this one is finished.
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