Saturday, March 30, 2013

Point Lobos completed

Ok, it's a wrap!  This painting was a workout.  I enjoyed the trees, the view, the colors, the small stuff.  It was a test to paint this.  Overlapping branches, tree trunk reflections, shadows - and their nice cool colors, just a lot going on.  At times tedious.  But each day rewarding when something got solved. 

Not sure what is next - possibly another painting from my trip to Point Lobos, possibly a painting from a trip I just returned from to Zion, and Bryce Canyon, Utah.  Happy Easter everyone - HE has Risen Indeed!  Mark

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Point Lobos Update

This painting is a bit more challenging than I expected.  Lots of overlapping tree limbs, shadows, etc.  Anyhow, I'm not as far along as I had hoped.  Here's an updated photo of my progress...
I'm going to be away from my studio for the next 5 days - taking canyon land photos in Utah!  Hopefully some good painting subject it's going to be 10 days or so before this painting looks much different.  Thanks for coming by - have a great week.  Mark

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Point Lobos

Next up is a painting from a walk I took a few weeks ago down at Point Lobos.  For those of you not familiar with this place, PL is a national park on the coast a couple of miles south of Carmel.  I snapped a bunch of photos that day, and today the one that appeals to me for painting is a photo I took looking through some trees toward the ocean.  This picture of my painting is the earliest stage I can get and still have paint on the board....
Please check back in a week from this post, and I should be well along.  Have a great day!  Mark