Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elbow Falls

'Elbow Falls',
Acrylic,30 x 40 inches
I go to Elbow Falls all the time. Funny though,I've never actually painted the falls,usually the banks.I combined several photos for reference.
I thought I'd include a few pics of my process...I meant to do more but got so caught up in painting...I forgot.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tangled Magestry

'Tangled Magestry' acrylic 16 x 36.
Yes, another Tangle Falls. Most of my others were on the warm side and I wanted to cool things down a little. It's one of my favorite waterfalls...along highway 93 between Jasper and Banff. Now that I've seen it posted I realize there are a few adjustments I need to make.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Streaming Through

acrylic 24 x 30

I really was captivated by the light streaming through the trees. I painted over a really old painting with tons of luscious texture and color underneath.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Commission done


I have finished my commission.First attempt was rejected...even after numerous adjustments. It became a job and one I didn't want to do. After about a month I thought I'd give it another try and not think of it as a commission and paint it the way I wanted. That worked out much better, and It doesn't matter if the client doesn't like it...I do.

This week I have painted two paintings based on previous paintings I had done. Again it's not something I like to do but I can see the value in it. I found it hard to do. As a intuitive painter,I don't spend a lot of time thinking and my mark making tends to be very spontaneous so trying to recapture that feeling as well as exact marks is next to impossible. Simply put...I don't remember how I did it. So this process made me think and analyze. I can see why many artist demos are done this way.