Painting # 1 imaginary landscape
I was hoping to make a post using my computer and uploading from my camera but I ran out of steam. I have been busy with fall chores and prepping to have my 9 year old grandson over for a 4 day visit. I have been frustrated with the quality of the photos that I have been uploading with my Kindle Fire. They are often fuzzy because the photos are so pixeled. I am thinking that perhaps the irritation using my computer would be worth it if I had better quality photos.
The painting above started out as an envisioned landscape and from there it evolved over a couple of days. To keep my eyes fresh and allow time for paintings to dry, I had four going at once.
Painting #2 imaginary landscape
Truthfully I can’t recall how this started but here we are! In order to get the dark, rich color I paint wet on wet with thick paint.
Painting #3 river semi-abstract
We had high winds and lost power and I decided to take my supplies out to the patio to paint. I wanted to create a river scene. Painted saturated wet on wet and boy this was exciting to paint! We were socked in with a huge amount of smoke, we knew fires were close by but no idea where. In the meantime I created! By the time our power came back on we heard about all the fires, the closest one to us was about 15 miles away.
Painting #4 semi-abstract of an imaginary landscape
This one is so fuzzy but I hope that you get the general idea of what it looks like. The colors are clear and vivid but you wouldn’t know it by looking at this photo. Oh well. This one was also painted on the patio. I wanted to paint a scene from a memory that I have of the woods in a campground in Oregon on our way to Canada.
Painting#5 Humbug Creek
This painting was an exercise of sorts exploring values and shapes. Painted saturated wet on wet, one of my favorite techniques.
Painting #6 Bullards Bar Resevoir
Of course I wanted to try a different take on this common scene of mine.
I hope to post more once my grandson goes home. Until then, stay on the creative side of life.