Monday, August 27, 2012

Santorini, Greece

This was a challenging painting.  Solving some of the issues of shadows, and bringing out some dimension in the hillside was a test.  The results are, I would like to go there.  A friend went, took this photo, and I hope this painting will be a pleasant reminder for a long time of his traveling there.
Next up:  from travels of Elke and mine, a Austrian village that is about as picturesque as it gets -Hallstat.  Hope you've had a great summer - hope you made some memories.   Thanks for coming by, Mark

Thursday, August 9, 2012

English Market

For an artist who likes to paint details this was a lot of fun.  If it was possible to count brush strokes I'm sure this painting would contain more of them than anything I have ever done.  I'm glad my wife suggested this photo from a trip we took.  It's just the sort of subject material that brings back fond memories and reminds me why it's good to travel.  I mean if you want a bottle of Wobble Juice, you gotta go get it!
Next up a commissioned painting from a friend who happened to travel to Santorini, Greece.  Somebody had to go, and somebody needs to memorialize it.  Thanks for checking in....Mark