Saturday, January 21, 2012

First new work for 2012!

I am finally into my first work for 2012!  It is 24" x 36" and I
am using an amazing photograph I took of waterlilies which
I have wanted to paint for a long time.  The reflections are 
awesome and you see them here in black.  The colors are
just as amazing with lavenders and pinks and blues.  It hardly
seemed real.  I have been looking at the photo for a long time
and finally decided to try it.  
   After laying out the drawing with charcoal, I put in a wash
of the colors that are so important to me in this piece.  This 
is an oil painting by the way.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winter Moon

There are certain times of year when the moon is
in just the right position as to reflect off the lake.
The trees must be bare in order to see this.
Last night was one of those nights.  A cold
clear night with the moon and even a star or a
planet just to the left of it....

I've painted this scene a few times and now others
own those images.  But I never tire of this winter 
moon dance.  Might have to paint one for myself!

Love the tracery of branches where the reflection
is rippling....