Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I am told that Carousel is American and goes around anti clockwise because people riding it use their right hands to grab the ring. Merrygoround is English and goes around clockwise, doesn't have a ring, and people in real life, get onto the horses from the horses left side. Hence the clockwise movement. I also read that a Carousel is actually a sport between Knights, centuries ago. And then there can be different animals and these days cars etc. and I am sure there is a lot more I have left out. and I am not sure this looks as if it is moving!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
This painting and the one that follows, was painted using a Richard McKinley palette. red yellow blue, mixed to make secondary colors, mixed with white, when necessary, to make a dark, medium cool, medium warm, light cool and light warm. Both paintings were rather too dull and needed work in the studio. Particularly this painting. I see now that I need to soften the edge of the willow.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Here I am using Dan Smith inks and experimenting with transparency. More like a watercolor, I wanted the paper to glow through. It's not working yet, but is an interesting process. If you double click on the image it is enlarged and looks better!
Friday, October 7, 2011
16x20. oil pastel with gamsol solvent used in 'streams'. I did go back in after the gamsol had dried. Fun technique.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This is oil, 16x20
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
PACIFIC NORTHWEST PLEIN AIR 2011 in the COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.
In its seventh year, Pacific Northwest Plein Air competition is a series of art events featuring the art and literary works of accomplished painters and writers created at various locations around the Columbia River Gorge----the nation's first designated National Scenic Area. Works of art will be available for viewing and for sale during a month-long gallery show at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River. Jim Lamb is the juror.
I painted this in the park at Bingen, using a tree as a wind break. I think my rendition of the trees in the wind are not nearly leaning enough. I had an annoying bystander who proceeded to lecture me on how the trees were one sided because of the wind and that usually it was a favorite spot for hangliders, but today was too windy. At least he didn't tell me that his aunt was a really good painter.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Fun was had by all, I would say.