Friday, December 28, 2007

Snow Teddy

Haven't painted yet today, but we finished this year's snowman.

And made a video...

Friday, December 21, 2007

Sunshine on Snow, December

10" x 8" Oil on mounted canvas

We are getting snow at our altitude now. As a result, this is our view out the front windows during those few days we have sun. I am happy the days will be getting longer soon. Probably the only good thing about the low angle of the sun is that it can light the mossy trees up this way. The bad thing about these December days is that we get the "two sunsets" because the sun goes behind Temple Mountain. That makes the sunny part of the day very short - probably only a couple of hours, sigh.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Out for a Walk

I don't know how instructive this work-in-progress picture is, since there was no special wet into wet or under-painting involved. However, since the painting took a couple of sessions, I wanted to share it. I liked the initial sketch but forgot to take a picture.

The scene is a chilly mid-morning walk the day after Thanksgiving. I loved the bright colors and contrast of the photo I used for reference.

Here is the finished painting:

10" x 8" Oil on mounted canvas.
In Private Collection
Lynnwood, Wa

Monday, December 03, 2007

Mt Index in November

My daughter wanted to "paint with me" a few days ago, but the weather was horrible with rain starting after snow. So, we gathered supplied in front of my laptop and painted from a photo of Mt Index from a sunny day in November. It is from the same location as I painted from earlier.

Here is her effort from that afternoon:

10" x 8" Oil on canvas.

My version was a little bigger in the same format. Here is where I got that first day:

Here is the finished larger piece. You can tell they were painted from the same photo. That's good, right?!

20" x 16" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas.