Monday, June 29, 2009

By the Bitterroot (finished): June 29, 2009

After looking at this for a week and after consulting with my client, I made some adjustments, most of which were fairly minor. The most obvious change was to the shadow-side of his face. The dark shadows have been lightened in places and the reflected light has been darkened. "By the Bitterroot" is 11"x14" acrylic on stretched canvas.

Friday, June 12, 2009

By the Bitterroot (progress): June 12, 2009

"By the Bitterroot" is nearly complete. Even when I think I'm done, I can always find something else to adjust. After photographing the painting and putting it on the computer, I can see that his chin needs more definition.

It's been a real struggle to paint the last couple of days because the air is so dry here, especially in the afternoon. My paint has been drying out and crusting over really fast so I have to keep mixing new batches. At times, it even dries out before I get the paint from palette to canvas. I'm hoping it will rain later this evening to replenish some of the moisture and I will get back to painting tomorrow.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

By the Bitterroot (progress): June 11, 2009

She has been completed and some of his face color has been applied.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

By the Bitterroot (in progress): June 10, 2009

This is progressing along. His hat and eyes have been put in and a large portion of her face has been laid in.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

By the Bitterroot (in progress): June 9, 2009

I redid the yellow shirt and progressed to the red shirt and man's hand.

Monday, June 8, 2009

By the Bitterroot (in progress): June 8, 2009

The background is complete, unless, of course, I see something that needs changing later. And I have started working on the yellow shirt.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

By the Bitterroot (progress): June 6, 2009

"By the Bitterroot" is a commissioned painting of a couple by the Bitterroot River in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. It is being painted in acrylic on 11"x14" stretched canvas. This is just the beginning - a work in progress.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Grizelda & Lola: June 4, 2009

Whoa! Two in one day! It's amazing what you can accomplish when the pressure is on!

"Lola" is a 4"x6" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

"Grizelda" is a 2.5"x3.5" acrylic ACEO on 140 lb. watercolor paper.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Joe: June 1, 2009

Graduation is over and I'm back to painting "real" paintings. This is "Joe", a 5"x7" acrylic painting on 140 lb. watercolor paper.