I worked furiously over the weekend and progressed much more quickly than I anticipated. This was a very enjoyable painting. The photo was interesting to me...I liked the pose, the setting...the memory!
Friday, February 15, 2013
You haven't seen a portrait or any thing close to one so far on this blog. Well, here you go...my son Mitchell. I'm in the early stages of this work. Our family was in Ecuador last summer, and one day we were hiking in the Cajas National Park, just 20 minutes northwest of Cuenca. It was a cold windy day and we were at about 13,000 feet elevation. I snapped this picture of Mitch as he was contemplating the beauty of this place. I'll hopefully have this completed in about a week. Thanks for checking in....Mark
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
My favorite high sierra lake is 1000 Island Lake. Located on the eastern side of the sierra's at the base of Banner Peak, and Mt. Ritter to its south. This is my 3rd landscape painting of this area. This painting is different from my previous two in that the photo I took was taken one afternoon when clouds were gathering and rain was going to fall. Even though what you see in this early stage of the painting is pretty monochromatic, there is going to be more color as I get to the center of the scene where there is green and gold grasses, and some blue sky reflection at the bottom. This painting is progressing slowly- lots of tiny brush strokes, so maybe a week from now you'll see an almost complete painting - for sure more color. Thanks for checking in...Mark