Friday, April 20, 2012

Springtime on the River

This month I have been doing a lot of sketching with charcoal.  Using a live model in short poses I think that I come up with more believable figures in my paintings.  This painting was an old theme that I have painted before but I added the birches and like the result.  There is nice value change from back to foreground and a nice eye path. 
With all of my travels this month, I have not been posting to the blog.  Will get some of my recent pleine air work up.

Recent painting on San Juan Islands

This painting was done wet into wet as evidenced by the wrinkles in the damp paper.  I attempted to connect up the whites by bringing a puddle into the boat.  Fun exercise in a beautiful setting.