Thursday, February 28, 2008
After I had painted the sky a shade of blue, I have to say that I was somewhat dissatisfied. The tone just wasn't working with all of darker shades in this picture. I've always loved to watch a good thunderstorm creep across a blue sky, and when I decided to give it a shot in this picture, everything just seemed to come together. I tried to give the metal roof of the barn in the background a rusty look. I think I am going to matte the picture with the grey from the sky, and I painted the frames the color of the hay field in the back.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
I've been experimenting with the oil paints. Especially noticed that I have to be extremely conservative when I add darker colors while in the proccess of of mixing to obtain a desired color. It can change the tone a great deal, but with a little patience and some wasted paint from my failed attempts, I'm managing to get where I want with it. Once I get a paticular color, I dilute it with orderless mineral spirits so that it gives the wood a stained affect. Just learning and creating. I like to place the frames around the picture occasionaly as I go, in order to help me decide what colors I am going to pull from the picture for the small matte pieces and the frame itself.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Just wanted to post a progressional shot of my latest piece. I stack cut this one so that I would have two finished pieces in the end. This is something I will elaborate upon more when I fine tune the process. I will also post a step by step on one of the pieces, but until then I want to give some sneak peeks of my adventures in wood lath art. I wish that I had more time, because I am thoroughly enjoying this stuff, and hope to create a collection and style of my own. I will be using oil paint on this one. Still missing a few pieces; have to finish the barn in the background. The color will really bring it to life.
Monday, February 4, 2008
The Ideas are really rolling in my head. This is something I put together last week. I've got about four other drawings that I am working with, and am going to start drawing up my rendition of Tom's plein air painting of the boat on the beach, which is located down a few posts on this page. I think I might post this in progression, with a pattern, to give a more detailed explanation of the process that I use to create my work, and to give interested viewers a chance to try this magnificent art form.