Friday, August 29, 2014

Sierra Cabin - it's a wrap!

There's not much more to say about this painting than that is was a lot of fun to interpret the photos I took last month.  This place is special, and I was very pleased today when I revealed the finished work to my friend and his wife...and they loved it.  Whew...I'm always a little nervous.  Ok, here it is...
Next up is a VERY interesting piece which has been commissioned by some good friends.  I'll reveal some of it next week.  Thanks for coming by.  mg

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sierra Cabin

I've been away from this blog for a couple of months and I don't like it.  What that means is that I haven't been spending time in my studio.  The last couple of months have been full of summer stuff - travels mainly.  Hopefully it's been the same for you.  Well, I'm back now for a couple of months before I head out again, and I have a couple of painting commissions that I need and want to attend to.  The first is a sierra cabin. 

A friend of mine has had this cabin in their family for 50 years now, and I had the great fortune of going there a couple of weeks ago to take photos.  AMAZING!  Perched at the edge of a private lake this charming cabin is a most photogenic and peaceful piece of sierra that I have experienced.  My challenge is to do this place justice with my paint and brushes.  As you see below I'm underway and am working with the smallest brushes in my arsenal.  It's slow progress but that's the name of the game.  I'll probably post one more photo along the way - I don't want to reveal too much before I reveal the final product to my friend and his wife.  Thanks for coming