Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bright Angel Trail Overlook

Here is the finished painting of the one I started our first afternoon at the Grand Canyon.
I started around 3 in the afternoon. Whenever I've seen paintings of the canyon I had assumed they were painted from special, hard to find spots, available only to those hardworking artists willing to hike out to that perfect spot. I was so surprised to recognize view after view from paintings I have been looking at right there in front of me, just over the railing! This is the only one I was able to do, because next morning we did the mule ride out to the Abyss Overlook and were too exhausted afterward to do much but check out touristy things. We did manage to see a Plein Air Exhibition at the Kolb Gallery which is in the historic Kolb house at Grand Canyon Village. Very inspiring and humbling!
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Night Onion

It's a bit counter intuitive that something I paint during the day, using just natural light, turns out a pretty dark painting; but if I paint something at night needing to use artificial light, it's a very bright painting. I love playing around with the different color temperature of the light source too. This painting is lit with a very warm incandescent bulb, so all the colors are washed in orangey yellow. I've got a few more coming like this, just playing with the light, though there will be a bit of a break coming until the end of the month.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brown Onion #4

Here is another brown onion. I can't resist the satiny finish.
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Anaheim Chiles

Here is a painting of another garden gift: Anaheim Chilies. Perfect for Chile Rellenoes, but I was lazy and sauteed them up in an omelette. Sooo good!

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Plum Duet

I think this will be the last time for  awhile for the Plums. Time to move on, and expect more light. Coming soon. Until then, here's the last of the plums for a bit.
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