Saturday, December 12, 2015

A Little Girl's Treasure

"A Little Girl's Treasure"   6" x 8"  Oil on Gessobord

I’m fortunate to have been able to get into a weekly class taught by Mark Daily.  We’re working on still life right now.  I love the outdoors and the landscape so this is not something that I’m driven towards. But I understand that like figure drawing much can be learned and applied towards my landscapes.

I placed a piece of glass over purple card stock.  The lighting situation was a little difficult as it wasn’t a strong directional light but a light that was overhead and threw shadows in different directions. Pretty challenging for me.

The ornament is one that was given to my grandmother by her grandmother over 100 years ago.  I have several ornaments that were hers that I treasure very much.  I looked forward to spending  the night with her, cuddled up and listening to all her childhood memories that were tied to those ornaments.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Snow on the Course

"Snow on the Course"   8" x 6"   Oil on Gessobord
There's a golf course just down the road from me. It has a lot of colorful willow brush and tons of trees. I trekked over after the snow and caught this scene. 

The reds and oranges in this photo of the painting are a bit saturated.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Coming over Berthoud

"Coming Over Berthoud"   6" x 8"  Oil on Gessobord

This is a view coming over Berthoud pass towards Winter Park, CO in the early spring. I look forward to each year I head up to my timeshare. This year I got the added benefit of beautiful light hitting the clouds.