Monday, February 16, 2009

Melt off

14 x 18

This painting was just perhaps an experiment with size of plein air to do. I had the itch to had to scratch the surface of a painting that you can really put yourself into. One that takes much longer time and much more thought about brushwork, values, and color. Well, as you can see here i made some major drawing and shape mistakes, lol. Still fun! Went to one of my fav river scene.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

White Light along the Northfork

White Light along the NF
8 x 10

In this painting i tried to back up and figure out how to paint in a more controlled manor. Meaning, to stick strickly to all guidlines and not dabble with the brush at all. Make each brush stroke count and emphasize the important ah ha feeling of the painting. This is always hard for me because i've painted loose for so long. But, it's always good to push yourself and try new things.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Shell Creek

Shell Creek
12 x 10
Took a drive to a town that's at the base of the big horn mtns today and boy was it worth it! love the snow still hanging around and the light was incredible!
An old palet today, the Zorn palet!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Frozen over

Creekbed Frozen over
6 x 8

Here's an idea I've been working on and finally had the chance to paint it.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Winters return

NF of the shoshone river
11 x 14

Sorry for the poor quality on this photo, can't seem to find the camera so I had to use the camera phone. Still looking for the camera!

Glad the snow is still hanging around along the NorthFork! very special place to get to paint in!