Saturday, November 30, 2013

Edge of the bay - featuring the Golden Gate Bridge

Here's a painting I completed last week of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was painted from reference material, but with the weather we've had recently it has made me want to drive down to this location again and get painting!

Perhaps there will be more paintings from this local to come in the future?

 Edge of the bay

Saturday, November 9, 2013

3 Day workshop in Florida

Just returned from a 3 day workshop in Jacksonville Florida with Corse Gallery and Atelier. Just before I flew we had a run of cancellations, rotten luck really, ( a number of poor people with health troubles, very sad).  I was a little worried about numbers, but in the end we had a nice group and the smaller number meant I could really focus on each persons level and help them with their individual concerns.

I don't do many workshops, but I really enjoy teaching and like the chance to share my thoughts and processes. 3 days never seems like enough....

One of the set ups.

Students hard at work.

More talk and demoing of ideas.

A few of the paintings at the end of a day, for an informal critique.

 Close to final painting from the workshop. I have a couple of incredibly minor tweeks still to do, but it's close enough to view. If you look in the photo above this one, you'll see the same painting minus the lemons and some green background color. I felt without the lemons there wasn't quite enough color variety, so I added these citrus to give it extra color punch. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blossoming Cactus

One more from my Santa Fe trip. These little cactus are always fun to paint, I think they're called 'Christmas Cactus.

 Blossoming Cactus with pears
24X16     Acrylic on panel

and some shots from the painting day.....

The source photo was taken for a painting I did quite some years ago. I always rather liked it; here it is, (it was 31.5x26).