Friday, September 30, 2011

Rainbow Days

September Rainbow -  Over Marchessault Studio
Evening showers passed over my studio and left me with a beautiful rainbow.  It lasted for about 10 minutes and changed slowly from bright at one end to the other.

I continue to work.  The two paintings below have been completed.  I am still very interested in working with both color and the sense of light in a painting.

Garshen Beedi, 38"x30", oil/panel (click to enlarge)

Aerces, 22"x18", oil/panel

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hidden Forces: Dust

Hidden Forces: Dust, 48"x48", oil/panel (click to enlarge)
Water and dusty winds have been elements in two new paintings I've just completed.  Technically both paintings have been demanding of time and patience.  They are composed of many layers, each having to dry before the next can go on.  This means the paintings are hanging around in the studio in strange states for weeks at a time.

By "strange states" I mean that the under layers are often strong colours that by themselves really look awful in the painting.  I know that the next layer will combine with the underlayer to create the impression I want.  But I have trust my knowledge and experience to keep me from tossing them out while they are in intermediate stages.

Georgina, 40x40 oil/panel

Monday, September 5, 2011

Pinon Creek

Pinon Creek, 30"x60", oil/panel, (click to enlarge)
This is a memory painting.  Based on a stream I walked along in NM a few years back.  The sun was low and coming through a break in the mesa.  It gently illuminated the sole pinon pine I could see along the stream bank.

Lac Kama, 36"x48", oil/panel
Another memory piece.  Summers in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Ombra Monti, 16"x16", oil/panel
Memory of the way light rakes over the top of a cluster of trees.