Saturday, October 15, 2016

Twisted Juniper at Kodachrome Basin


"Twisted Juniper" - $180.


I volunteered at Kodachrome Basin State Park a few years ago and loved 
this twisted old juniper tree which was the view from my RV site. 
The late afternoon light was wonderful on the tree and cliffs.

Palette knife oil painting on 12 x 9 inch canvas panel, unframed.



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

30 Paintings in 30 Days


Results of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge

I actually managed to do all 30 paintings though four are 
missing in the collage above. After spending an
hour with PicMonkey, trying to put it all together, I thought I
was going to lose my mind, so quit while I still had
a bit left.

All but two of my pieces were pastel, usually with an
under-painting of one color, done with Createx water-based
pure pigments. Once dry, I used charcoal on some to scribble
in my composition plan, then brushed on a coat of Golden Acrylic
Ground for Pastels. Pastel colors were chosen ahead of time, and 
once the acrylic ground was dry, I went at it. 

Lots of fun!