Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Flintstone Barns, Step 1

The Color Sketch

First I printed out one of the photos and adhered it to a piece of board. Then I moved some mountains around and added the sunset. I deleted several barns, as there were way too many. (I painted with oil directly onto the bond paper from the printer.) This is a good start without the blue sky.

I was now ready to transfer this to a canvas...I chose a 16 x 20.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Adding the sky

I am sick of blue skies!

I have decided to try merging disparate elements into one painting. I have been photographing sunsets for the last month in order to get a few that I really like.
This is one of them that I will incorporate into my painting, temporarily called Flintstone Barns.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Painting

The last time I blogged, I fully intended to demonstrate a plein air painting and its evolution in the studio.

However, I got extremely involved in this Potomac River School Exhibition at the Sandy Spring Museum and a number of plein air competition events in Maryland.

I am ready to move on to demonstrate a new painting.

While I was in Cumberland, MD in May, I took many pictures of the wonderful scenery with the mountains. One of the towns was Flintstone. Here are two pictures of interesting farm buildings, which I will be using to compose a painting.

By the way, the reception at Sandy Spring Museum is this Sunday, September 27, from 2-4 p.m.