Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Last month I was in Midland Michigan teaching a workshop and managed to take some photographs of their beautiful Autumn colors. Outside of town, shooting back East with the morning light coming through, I could see the darkened uprights and branches with the negative shapes of leaves and sky. It looked like a stain glass window. I didn't realize it was going to be this abstract untill I started painting and started to see the geometry of the colors and shapes. (Click on image for a larger view)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Good News! I posted this painting in June and it was one of 2 paintings I had accepted into the 111th Annual Exhibit at the Richmond Art Museum. It received the Lucretia T. Carr Memorial Landscape Award and also the Allen and Carole Lakoff Brady Purchase Award. Very interesting exhibit...smaller than previous years. It was juried by Brian Lee Whisenhunt, Executive Director, Swope Art Museum.
Painted at the IMA this week with my class enjoying some of the last days of Fall. Enjoyed pushing the colors with the late Autumn display. The painting was completed in less than 2 hours as the cool temps were creeping lower. A plein air wimp I suppose.
Back from Germany and sad to say no sketches as promised. Valuable time with family and 2 grandchildren seemed like more fun. This is a painting I completed back in my studio after painting last month in Madison Indiana. The motel balcony was the painting spot as it looked West toward the river.