I've been caught up by skies again, as you can tell from my recent posts. So much so, that I have been working on this 3ft. x 4 ft. "cloudscape". I am still in the process of adjusting chroma,values,some shapes and details, so hope to post a finish tomorrow.
This is again one of the Palouse field views that we have south of us. However, it was really more about sky than ground, so I decided it was a cloudscape. I tried to lay on the paint and not touch it, to maintain the freshness of brushstrokes.
I experiemented with the underpainting on this with a metallic gold acrylic. It was an interesting neutral to paint on, but harder to adjust color relationships I think. An interesting change anyway.....
My husband brought home a wonderful cake for my recent birthday, saying that even if I didn't eat any (yeah, right!) he knew I'd want to paint it, because of the red cherry. Another fun item to report is that my latest painting give away, Lake Sunset, has found a home. As it happens, she is one of our new Daily Painter Original members, Ruth Andre. (see below) Additionally, I would like to welcome our 2 other new members, Liz Wiltzen and Julie Davis We look forward to their excellent work at our DPO s
This is another view of the rolling hills of the Palouse. This barn roof and fir tree were just viewable from the road below. They looked out, like sentries for the property and the golden field worked as a good lead in. If you click the picture to view it larger, you'll see some of the thicker paint strokes where I was trying not to get too "dabb-y" This is on an Ampersand panel, which I have a love/hate relationship with! sold
Reflected Sky 9x9" oil sold
I liked the broken water reflections in the scene here. I would like to try it again with a better tree line, but am happy with the way the water leads into the painting.
On the Palouse, which is farming country south of us, there are the greatest rolling hills. They provide an endless palette of gold and green and the shapes are always curving into each other like a complicated quilt.
Here is the classic red of a Delicious apple. It's the perfect season to look for color in all the wonderful harvests surrounding so many of us. And, of course, at farmer's markets and street sales everywhere.
Here's another loaded fruit branch which I always enjoy painting. Macintosh are those wide, almost squarish apples that are more orangey in color than the reds we usually think of. So, that gave me a bit of a different look here.
My niece and her husband recently had a wonderful party with lots of music, family, friends, and FOOD. She had a counterful of peppers, garlic and other veggies that she was sharing, from a friend's garden. Long story short, I grabbed a few for a still life.... thanks Trina, great party...this one is yours :)
I wanted to try a completely different color scheme here. I put the greens in ,using a hint of the complimentary salmon pink to reflect the light of the sky. It creates a different feeling tone and was an interesting combination to use.
I had a little time to paint yesterday and thought I'd try for the drama of this view at Glacier National Park. When you drive this road, there are beautiful vistas around every bend . I use the source material from this trip frequently, changing the palette or light, at times.