Friday, January 22, 2010

Numbers 9 and 10.

An extraordinary thing happened here in Missoula this last fall, we had a bitter cold snap which caused the trees here to go dormant before all the leaves fell, so most of them look like they are perpetually in autumn, and when the sun shines (which seems to be more often this year) everything has the most beautiful color, along with the winter sun being so low you get really great shadows.

The other painting is of Faith again, she's been such a great model for me, I'll be doing more of her I'm sure. 

We're off to Phoenix this week, perhaps a painting or 2 of the desert might be a nice change of pace, in plein air even.

10 down, 90 to go.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Week 5

With the holidays I'm a bit behind but here are the next 2 paintings for the week. I like the simplicity of the umbrellas and the color but the next one doesn't do anything for me, I didn't like the composition from the beginning but of course I thought it would somehow magically be beautiful anyway (lesson learned).