Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Hambidge Harrow and Harvest + Time

Started the grass on the right side of the Harrow.
From the other day - more on the kohlrabi leaves and root, next to the clock, and the clock face.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Hambidge Harrow

I worked on the harrow yesterday. I set it aside while I worked on the still life paintings for the show. It still needs the long, slim blades of unmown grass. It's as close to a landscape as I've gotten. This photo is a bit dark, but you get the idea.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Faith detail

Here's a detail of the painting. My son is holding onto a rope (one he calls 'burly'), and also in a harness clipped to the rope. It's just roughed in, but you can see the rope loops underneath his arm and the bit of harness he's sitting on. I haven't painted the rope he's suspended from yet.

Here's the overall canvas. I worked on the texture and shapes of the rock formation. Pushing the values.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Faith; the Overhang Swing and Cathedral Spires

Today I worked on Faith. I added the figure of my son, and detail to the Cathedral Spires behind him. There is a wonderful sense of resonance working on this while he is climbing El Capitan again, sleeping on his portaledge.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Harvest + Time

Puppy sitting and painting away on Harvest + Time.
Today I added a layer of texture to the wooden trunk. Also went over the whole burlap drapery. Added a dab of color to the far right kohlrabi.

Tomorrow I pick up Corn & Consequences and Profit & Loss from the Mason Murer show so I can deliver it on Monday to the Decatur Fine Art Exhibit at the Dalton Gallery. Driving my paintings around reminds me of the carpool era of my life.

It's also time to decide what late summer/fall, juried shows to enter - the deadlines (June) to enter are at hand. I want to enter Spin in something. Ditto Periodical Blues.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

puppy and painting

I've been AWOL from my blog because we have a new puppy, Madeline. She's 2.1 pounds of fabulousness.
Her first week required lots of time and attention, but she's settled in a bit now, and I've been painting in between feeding, playing, petting and taking her outside for the all important housebreaking.

Mostly working on the Harvest + Time painting -leaves, clock face, Brussel sprouts.

We set up a playpen for Maddy in my studio, because every day is take your dog to work day around here.