Last week Elke and I took a quick trip to Yosemite to take some photos of fall colors in the valley. We weren't disappointed. So, up next is a painting from that trip. El Capitan from the Merced river. I've been working on this for a few days, so not much to see....if you return in a week should see some yellows and golds...
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
I'm often asked, do you paint outside from live settings? The fancy term is: Plein Air. From the french impressionists of the 19th century who painted outdoors or in the "open air". But I digress. My answer is always the same...no, I do not paint plein air, but instead I paint from photos I take or clients take from live settings. The reason is, as you might be able to guess, is my style and technique is to pay a lot of attention to details. And these details take me on average 3-4 weeks to put on "the canvas". So for my next painting I am doing something a little different...I'm creating a painting from 3 different photos I took in Yellowstone earlier this summer. This painting has the purpose of expressing the difficulty I would have if I were to try to paint from a live setting....that being trying to keep things relatively still for a good amount of time. I will be titling this painting something like, "hey just 5 more minutes".