Sunday, April 21, 2013

River Plein Aire Painting

 Plein Air Painting Sailor's Bar, American River

I've been working hard cleaning my studios and getting ready for the
Art Studio Trek Next weekend in Roseville, Rocklin and Granite Bay,
California.  I had to stop and sign and paint the edges of several paintings.
Came across this Plein Aire painting I worked on about 1 hour at the river
That never got finished. Here is the photo I brought home for reference
and below that is my quick block in, done on site.

Today in the studio I lightened the sky and warmed up the hillside and added detail to the berry vines. I decided to calm down the water to make it less busy and give the eye somewhere to rest. Also broke up the shore line across the river with rocks to slow your eye moving across the painting.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Finished Work in Progress

Step 5... Final painting except for signing it.

Oregon Coast, 24x24 Acrylic on Canvas

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Studio Paintings

Acrylic on canvas 24x12.... Valley Oak

 This weeks work in progress photos.

Step 1...... under painting and background

Step 2... Foreground underpainting and establishing big shapes.

Step 3.... Working forward highlighting the ocean waves and cove.

Step 4... Adding foreground vegetation.

Step 5... Look for final adjustments to this painting in a day or two. I need to work on the ocean coming into the cove and also do some value adjustments on the dried plant life.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Acrylic Landscapes

Studio Paintings

Here is the final adjustments to this painting. The overall exposure may be slightly different from the last photo posted.

16x20 acrylic on canvas... Cabo, Winter Skyline

This is my next landscape painting I just worked on. This is along the Oregon coast near Canon Beach.

18x24 acrylic on canvas...untitled