Friday, December 02, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.590

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting a new painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. It is a scene in Cold Spring, New York. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 inch canvas.

I began with a pencil grid on both the photo and canvas. In this manner I was able to make a sketch that would accurately transfer the elements of the photo to the canvas. It's a process that has worked well for me for a couple of years now. Next week, some 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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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.589

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. 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.

For this week's cycle I've added to the very front and rear of the image. Out in front, I've continued the wispy portions of the buttes down into the shadows. A similar effect is seen in the original photo. In the far rear, I've broken up the distant cliffs/buttes into smaller shapes. The painting is now done.

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

I'll have another painting to show you next week. See you then.

Earlier paintings in this series can be seen here.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.588

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. 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 darkened the blue of the foreground elements. They are now clearly set apart from the distant elements to the rear. The banding of the foreground buttes is now mostly complete. I've attempted to mirror the patterns of the photo without getting bogged down in too much detail.

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 11, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.587

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. 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 continued to refine the scene. The edges of various elements are now sharp and no white is seen. I've also began to add color to better differentiate the distant buttes. The distant shadowed portion is different as well. Up front I've begun the banding of 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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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.586

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Grand Canyon painting. The photo that I'm using is seen directly below. 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 painted in the major elements set down in my pencil sketch. Things are rough right now but you can get a sense of where I'm going. Buttes appear in brown, shadow in blue. There is much left to do.

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

I'll have 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, October 28, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.585

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be starting with an entirely new painting. The photo I'm using is seen directly below. I'll be using my usual acrylic paints on a 6x6 inch canvas.

Once again, I'm attempting to paint the Grand Canyon. My prior efforts have yielded rather poor results but I'm determined to try again. This time I'm using a different strategy. Yes, one needs a painting strategy when attempting such a subject.

I began with a pencil grid upon which I sketched in the shapes of the large elements. I'm not attempting super fine detail here. I'm going for an image that captures the overall look of the photo. For next week some actual acrylic 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 21, 2016

Saturday Painting Palooza Vol.584

Hello again painting fans.

This week I will be continuing with the Nyack, New York 2nd Empire Victorian. The photo 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 seen directly below.

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

There are a number of changes for this week's cycle. Starting at the top, I've revised the roof to the far rear. The farthest eaves were at an angle and now sit level. The roof itself has been overpainted. Also revised is the tree directly behind the house. Below, I've completed the driveway and walk. The bushes along the driveway have been completed in a very simple fashion. There are now lit and shadowed portions. To the far left, the house next door has been revised. 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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