Monday, October 24, 2011

Revisiting Pieces

Icy Day, 6" x 6", Acrylic on masonite
Here is a piece I did about a half year ago. It was from a picture I took of a snowy walk. I liked how vague the snow can make things appear. I enjoy how simplistic and implusive the brushstrokes are. It's seems to be all about simplifying things and squinting your eyes. I'm preparing this piece to get framed for the gallery, it will be a black floater frame. I am getting better at taking pictures of my work since I found a setting on my camera to make it a bigger sized picture; thus, better resolution. Score :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

November Sky

November Sky, 6"x6", Acrylic on masonite
This is a painting that I have spoofed up a bit. I added small impressionistic brushstrokes and made the painting brighter in some areas to give it a glow. It takes a while to see what a painting needs to get it to completion. I've found that taking pictures of your paintings really does make you step aside from your painting and see it with fresh eyes; you can see the flaws more readily. An intern at the gallery, Kara Gut, took this photo for me with a 35 mm digital camera, I can definitely see the difference in quality. Click on it! Really high resolute. :) Fantastic.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Squash

Fall Squash, 6" x 6", oil on masonite
I like how I handled the brushstrokes under the squash, along with the shadow around the squash.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Napa Valley

Napa Valley 11" x 14" Acrylic on Canvas
Here's a painting I did of the Napa Valley for Terra Gallery. When I head out west in a few years I will definitely be plein-air painting around vineyards. I also included a detail shot so you can see the texture. I used Mark Gringerich's pieces for inspiration, he has a really fresh style.