Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mountains in the Mist Landscape Original Painting

Mountain in the Mist
11x15 "
acrylic on paper
I've been gathering photographs every morning on various walks done by the lake to use as reference subjects in my paintings. I hope to have a plentiful supply as winter approaches, just in case I get bogged down in snowscapes. I look for a mood when getting these pics for studies. I'm not interested in painting a scene per se, but rather the sense of place, and the mood of it. Literal depictions of places would bore me to death. As an artist, I need to reveal something else, not so evident as the outward appearance. I hope to be able to translate this idea into my works. More later.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Farm Fields
15 x 20 inches
acrylic on heavyweight paper
Well, its September now and the suns light is changing somewhat. The leaves are starting to turn a little here and the farmers markets are starting to sell the root vegetable and squash variety produce. It won't be long now before things start to change from what we know to be summer, to autumn. I do love the shadows, and light that this season brings. As a painter, its the best. I get to use more of a full palette of colors with a more dynamic application of paint.
This painting is the first of my "Post Summer Season" series. More to come I'm sure. Its just a matter of time, and season.