Category Archives: Works-in-progress
I started this painting plein air a few days ago and quit before I finished. Today I played with it while I watched a movie on the couch with my kids. I’m not sure it’s completely done but it’s done for now. … Continue reading
I’m trying to slow down and plan a painting more than just dashing one off the cuff and hoping it hits its mark. Plein air landscapes are good for that kind of painting from the hip. There’s little to be … Continue reading
I’m working more in the studio lately and I’m playing with memory and invented ideas and working on some pieces that aren’t done from direct observation. This is an idea I’ve had in my sketchbook for years. It’s only existed as … Continue reading
Third day. There’s an elementary school directly behind me and today I arrived as the students and parents were also arriving. That was distracting but I enjoyed all the kids’ reactions and comments. If I continue this one I’ll try … Continue reading
This was my second time working on this one. It was cloudy today so I tried to work on parts that wouldn’t be as affected by sunny days. I’m still not crazy about oil paints, but hopefully I can finish … Continue reading
I’ve been using oils lately and I’m wondering if I can do a multi-day plein air landscape with them so this is my first try.
Next week I’ll just resolve that lower left corner and I’ll be done.
This was Day 2: This was Day 3. Here I’ve mostly just refined the tree in the foreground because the sun didn’t come out until I was packing up to leave.
I did a plein air sketch from this spot in September 2013 that is the basis for this painting. I visited the site in the summer but the sun was wrong so I had to wait until September. This is … Continue reading
Here are some practice pages I do in my sketchbook. Nothing fancy. Just playing. It’s important for me to do things like this. I experiment. Trial and error. It’s how I learn.