January 6, 2010
I’ll be attending Art Hop this Saturday at Williams Gallery in Oakhurst. I’ll be demonstrating pastel painting so I’ve chosen the view of Trabucco Ranch that I’ve been painting in acrylic. I decided to also paint the view in landscape (horizontal) view rather than portrait (vertical). It’ll be interesting to see how each painting develops.
The first painting I posted is on the left, the latest version is next to it for comparison.
January 1st, 2010 Happy New Year!
We are in the process of having our deck replaced since it rotted…everywhere important….including the house where it was attached. Therefore, we haven’t been on any ‘adventures’ since the dogs don’t have access to the doggy door which leads onto the non existing deck. Until the deck is finished being built we have to take them outside regularly to do their ‘business’. Once the deck is finished we’ll have our freedom to roam once again. ‘Take the dogs with you’, you suggest??? That would be nice if we didn’t live in the mountains. One dog gets car sick on twisty roads, kind of takes the fun out of the adventure.
I’ve worked on the ‘Trabucco Ranch’ acrylic painting below. I thought I’d start the new year right by spending time painting. Since the previous post I worked on the sky, muted the distant mountain, gave more definition to the middle and worked on the foreground. There’s still a lot to improve.
This is a work in progress. I’m using a few photographs I took at the Trabucco Ranch plein air painting event organized by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy. The angles in the lower half of the painting are all wrong so I’ll be fixing those today. The bright colors are the under colors. The sky will be lightened.