Thursday, November 26, 2015
The best fall color for the past week has been the trees lining our highway. I kept wondering how to get to paint it. It was cold on Wednesday, but sunny. While running in place to keep warm, I sketched the scene from atop the bridge. I and then went home and painted it.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Wednesday was a spectacular day painting in Oak Park. The trees along 34th street are ablaze with fall color. Our urban landscape group set up in the morning at an intersection and worked away. It was also warm.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
This scene was originally painted during my summer on Cape Cod. I was hanging onto some rocks down by the river balancing my gear. I loved the vantage point that I had but I did hurry and overwork the painting. Doing it this time in the studio was much easier. I eliminated some details and kept the colors simple with single strokes of paint. I like it.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Spent the weekend painting at Zion National Park. What a venue for the artist. It is truly awesome with its red walls and canyons. It is difficult to put a frame around anything since it is so overwhelming. I want to return and try it again. It does take awhile to be up to the task of composing a painting since it is so great.