Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thinking of Spring

I'm in the studio and out in the field these days... mixing it up. 
This painting was done in much warmer weather when I wanted to try out my new alkyd primed substrate.
3 Skiffs, study 
Oil on panel 6x8 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ten Weeks of Color! Starts March 1st

Ten week Color class starts Tuesday, March 1st.  6-9 PM.  All levels welcome. Beginner through Advanced.  All Mediums ~ Oils, pastels, acrylics, watercolors - any medium that uses color.  A Small class for individual attention.
Color is mood, feeling, cold, warm, bright, dark, light, dim, weak, can mean a number of things and evoke many feelings... learn how to see and handle color. 

Learn about color relationships and how you can develop an eye for color.

Learn how to mix color.
Work with hue, chroma, and value....

...warms, cools, analogous and complimentary...

Gain an understanding of the strength of color gamuts.

Work with harmonious color.

Learn to mix clean colors and beautiful grays.

Vaughn Island Fog 
6x8, colored pencil, gray marker, watercolors on Rives BFK

10 Week Class   $295 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Sketching

I go through this thinking process when I'm out painting.  I try to absorb the feeling of a place. The kind of day it is, the weather, the light, the forms and shapes around me .....

This is a bit of the location.....

The charcoal sketch I did ...

The color sketch I painted with the late warm sunset light...

6x8 Charcoal sketch with water color on 98 lb. multi media paper