Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.632

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will 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've added paint to all the remaining unpainted canvas. The butte is now seen in brown, the jumipers green and the foreground in a pale green. Note the clouds in the distant right rear, as seen in the photo.

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 15, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.631

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. It is a scene that I photographed in El Morro National Monument a couple of years ago. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 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 with some accuracy. All of this has been done in blue. Next week will see some other colors.

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 08, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.630

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. I'm not working from a photo this time, just from the images left in my mind's eye from both our visit to the north rim and the gallery images.

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.

Starting at the top, I have finished the sky, adding clouds in a yellowish color. Below that, the buttes have been revised, especially the area to the right side. The blue shadowed area has also been completed. Those 2 twisted junipers have been revised, with some green contrasting nicely with the darker underpaint. The foreground area has been overpainted with a bit of light and shadow. Finally, the foreground underbrush is now lighter green. The painting is now finished.

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, September 01, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.629

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. I'm not working from a photo this time, just from the images left in my mind's eye from both our visit to the north rim and the gallery images.

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 didn't get as much done as I would have like but there are several notable changes for this week's cycle. Starting at the top, the sky and clouds now cover the formerly vacant section of canvas. I've worked in yellow and white for an end of day look. Down in the overlook, I've added the orange buttes which are now complete with a few highlights. Up on the foreground, I've added a few orange 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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Friday, August 25, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.628

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. I'm not working from a photo this time, just from the images left in my mind's eye from both our visit to the north rim and the gallery images.

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've now begun to overpaint the various elements barely visible in last week's version. Note the tortured junipers and underbrush. Out in the distance I've added more color to the buttes and shadowed area. It's starting to come together. Next week more definition.

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, August 18, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.627

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. My family and I were recently out west for a week in Arizona and Utah. As is our usual custom, we visited a number of galleries in Sedona, Az to peruse some local artwork. After seeing so many Grand Canyon pieces I was inspired to try my own. I'm not working from a photo this time, just from the images left in my mind's eye from both our visit to the north rim and the gallery images. Point Imperial at the canyon was truly inspirational.

I started by separating the canvas into three parts, the elevated foreground, the canyon overlook beyond and the sky. I continued by adding some thin color to the various elements. It doesn't look like much right now but things will be much clearer next week. I promise.

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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.626

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will continuing with the painting of Heritage House in Kanab, Utah, seen in the photo 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 seen directly below.

There are a number of changes for this week's cycle. On the right-facing side, I've changed the lit and shadowed areas a bit. Things are now a bit less rigid. Below, I've added a second small plant next to the house. Over the porch I've added the missing roof section with lit portion. Finally, I've revised the cloud.

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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