Monday, August 27, 2012
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
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