Friday, March 25, 2016
I finished another little desert painting for my "Under $300" series of works -- possibly the last for a while, until I see how well received they are by the art collectors out there!
No title yet, really, so I'm just calling it Joshua Tree 03. The size is 8" x 10" / 20cm x 25cm. Obviously (I think!), I wanted to draw attention to the almost-a-silhouette of the Joshua tree against the bright clouds.
I'll be adding this to my website soon, and I expect it will be available in one of the local businesses by mid-April. More on this later.
It will be Easter in a couple of days. Happy Easter!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
I've been working on some small (8" x 10" / 20cm x 25cm) paintings in the "Under $300" category. All desert scenes, of course.
|Joshua Trees 01|
|Joshua Trees 02|
Friday, March 4, 2016
As a landscape painter, I have many, many options to choose from when deciding what to paint. Desert scenes tend to be my favorite, but there sure are a lot of other places that deserve to be captured, too.
This painting shows the Sneffels Range in Colorado, an especially beautiful region in the fall. Here, we are looking across a pasture of the Double RL Ranch -- designer Ralph Lauren's spread.
I love painting the desert, but views like Mount Sneffels cry out to be captured as well. I often feel like I don't do as well in catching the magic of these places as I do with the desert. BUT: what's an artist to do?
The desert has a mood to it like nothing else. But sometimes I need COLOR, or the grandeur of mighty mountains or other features that the desert just doesn't have.
That's when I start thinking about Colorado, or the California redwoods, or even the ocean shores. And paint it all!
It's a big world, but somebody's gotta paint it!