Fresh into the new year and I have completed – I think- another painting. This one was difficult, sitting on the easel for about 2 months before getting to this point. Of course things like Christmas and New Years got in the way, but this was also one of the first times I’ve really wanted to just abandon a piece and start over.
But I plowed through it and am somewhat satisfied with the results.
A part of the large landscapes series, this piece is sort of about a sense of inevitability. I tried to capture the aspects of the wave building, cresting, and crashing back down. I also painted the sky moody to keep the piece from looking like a vacation photo.
untitled (waves) : Oil on linen. 48″ x 22″ 2016
One of the (few) benefits of the recent barrage of snow storms is that I’m stuck inside being productive. I’ve spend several weeks now working on another one of the larger landscapes. This one is about 3’x2′ and was fun and challenging to work on. The larger challenges are still controlling the color temperatures and working more loosely. All in all they are fun and stimulating!
The next piece I work on will have much more sunlight and warmth – I need it after all this snow!
untitled (woods II) : Oil on canvas. 44″x30″ 2015
Please note: I’m a lousy photographer and these larger paintings are exceptionally difficult to shoot properly! I’m sorry for the lousy image quality – but it will have to suffice until I get these professionally shot.
Last week I showed you the first painting of 2015 – one of the new larger landscapes. However, I’d forgotten to show you the first of the large landscapes, which I completed back in November.
untitled (marsh) : Oil on canvas. 24″x60″ 2014