Tuesday, October 21, 2008

still life

I'm going to try a still life painting next - but just in case it doesn't translate to paint well, I thought I would post the sketch first. I'm going to trace this onto the canvas and then paint it - I hope it comes out. I'll let you know!

Spring Park

I think this one is my new favorite; I love the detail and the vibrancy of the colors. I almost didn't paint the tree because the background was so fantastic, but decided to go ahead and take a chance with the tree. I think I did good!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Summer Tree

I painted this two weekends ago, just didn't get around to posting it. I had already painted this picture once before, but thought the practice would help and perhaps I could improve my style. I think I succeeded.

I have two other paintings going right now, both have a lot of detail and are taking time to complete, which is ok. It seems like there is a lot going on in my life and it's nice to be able to take a break from the busyness and lose myself in the details of a painting. I'll post them as they are completed.