Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Remembering Warmer Weather

This piece was painted outdoors at the end of September. I remember still wearing shorts and even having some real nice warm paintings days scattered through October. I don't mind painting in the winter but it's nice to have a transition period where it gradually becomes colder so that I can slowly acclimate. "Still in Service" 16x20, oil.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

White on White

"White on White" 24x20, oil. I painted this piece about a month ago. A few ideas for paintings came to mind when I did the "Blue Moon Bride" piece that involved my wife and her wedding dress. Basically, I just wanted to explore the color white more as it's a challenge. White is so heavily influenced by the type of light in the scene and the surrounding colors.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Solo Show Follow-up

Well, my art opening came and went. It was over a week ago and I had a huge turn-out of friends, family, and local art-types/collectors. I had a great time and of course the evening flew by, much like a wedding when you prepare and prepare for one night and then, poof, it's over. This one was one of my final pieces painted for the show, as well as one of my favorites. "Morning Fog Lifting" 16x20, oil.