Friday, November 17, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.640

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Red Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

When last seen the painting appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I've overpainted much of the canvas for this week's cycle. Note the revised butte, now with both a new color and more crack detail. I am attempting to convey the feel of the various cracks without painting each one. As such I am painting the larger ones with a reduced amount of small ones along the top. I spent some time looking at the photo and arrived at what is seen in the photo below. More would likely be too much. Finally, the trees are now more of a greenish color.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.639

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Red Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

When last seen the painting appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I have continued to refine the painting. Starting at the top, I have overpainted the sky with another layer of blue paint. At the top of the butte (now overpainted in another layer), I have delineated some of the shadows/cracks seen in the photo. I've also added some of the highlights in an ochre shade. Finally, the trees now appear in blue in preparation for green highlights.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Saturday, November 04, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.638

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Red Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

When last seen the painting appeared as it does in the photo directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I have now completed the preliminary layer of paint. The butte appears in brown, as does the foreground. Note the dark lines which deliniate separations and cracks. The foliage is green, of course. Next week some solid paint.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.637

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. I will be using a photo from one of my trips to Red Canyon in Utah. This is a poor photo of a photo that doesn't quite show the true color of the place. I believe that Red Canyon has the best color in the southwest, and I have been all over the southwest. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 5x7 inch canvas.

I started with a pencil grid on both a print of the photo and the canvas. In this way I was able to transfer the elements to the canvas in an accurate pencil sketch. I've already applied some paint to the sky. I'm using a top down approach as in the last painting.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.636

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the El Morro National Monument painting. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 inch canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

The big change is the mid and foreground, which are now seen in colors similar to the butte above. Note that the blue juniper shadows appear just a bit brighter than in the actual painting. With the addition of my initials it is now done.

The current and final state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more a new painting to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.635

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the El Morro National Monument painting. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 inch canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

The big change here is the junipers. I've now painted a layer of blue shadow overlaid with green lit foliage. It has a nice texture to my eye. Note the shadow cast by the small bush out front. The cloud also has been revised a bit. Next week it's the foreground.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Saturday Painting Palooza vol.634

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the El Morro National Monument painting. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 inch canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I have revised the various lit and shadowed surfaces of the butte. I've tried to avoid my usual blue-as-shadow and paint things as they appear in the photo. I've also revised the cloud. It is now less airy, more white than blue. Finally, I've added a layer of dark paint on the junipers. This is in preparation for the lighter green details to follow. You'll see what I mean.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.633

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the El Morro National Monument painting. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 inch canvas.

When last seen, the painting appeared as it does in the photo seen directly below.

Since that time I have continued to work on the painting.

I have decided to handle this painting from the top down. As such, I've concentrated on the sky and butte. The sky has been largely completed. Note the fluffy clouds to the far right. I may make minor revisions as things progress. As to the butte, I've divided it in shadowed and lit sections. The details will be seen in next week's cycle. There is much left to do but it's a good start.

The current state of the painting is seen in the photo directly below.

I'll have more progress to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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