Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lime Hollow

     I finished this today after working on it for a full three months, which is the longest I've worked on any one piece in a long time. It's 28 x 21 inches and is ink wash on paper. It's a spot in Lime Hollow where a lot of kids go to summer camp in my area.  The kids take branches from the forest floor and build structures up against the trees.  There are the remnants of one such structure at the base of the front left tree and I was interested in the way the morning light was illuminating it and some of the trees around it. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

2 Pears, a Fig, and Raspberries

    This is my most recent still life and I'm kind of excited about it.  I think it has a more precise look to it than the others and it seems I was observing more carefully.  I like how the cool tones of the fig play off of the warm tones in the painting.  I've never painted raspberries before but these are from my garden and for me that's as good a reason as any.  This is 12 x 16 and painted in oils.