Friday, December 15, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.644

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. It is a scene in Cape May, New Jersey. I've actually been interested in the house at the center for some time. The time to paint it has finally come. 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 am pleased with it so far. Things are off to 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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Friday, December 08, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.643

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.

There are three changes for this week's cycle. Starting at the top, the fully formed clouds now appear over the hoodoos, providing just a little more depth. Secondly, I've adjusted the trees just a bit, especially the tallest one. Finally, I've added some variation to the foreground. The painting is now complete.

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

I'll have 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, December 01, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.642

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.

For this week's cycle I've concentrated my efforts on the trees. They consist mostly of evergreens and that's how I've painted the scene. Note the blue shadows to the left side. I will make a few small changes for next week but the trees are mostly done. They make for a huge difference.

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 24, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.641

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 concentrated my efforts on the rocks for this week's cycle. They now appear with more refined cracks and highlights. Note that the remaining portions appear with a mottled overpaint of the prior week's solid red-orange. I've now gotten things to a state where I can concentrate on the other elements. That will be for next week's cycle.

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 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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