Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Orange Sky

I reworked the earlier post "At Sunset".  I painted directly over the old one and gave it more of an orange tint, mostly because that is what the sky looked like that inspired it!  It was a bugger to get the colors right and there are some things that could still improve. Still, I like it much better than the old one.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Moon just before sunrise

This is the larger painting I did from the study, trying to get more of the light just before the sun breaks over the mountains.  There are still things I want to fix before this one is done.

Moon just before sunrise - Study

I was working early in my studio and happened to step outside and was taken by the beautiful colors right before sunrise.  I think this banding of colors is called twilight, a refraction of light just before the sun breaks over the edge of the earth.   I went out the next day and set up early.  I had to use a head lamp because it was too dark to see my palette.  I started to paint before it got too light because it happens so quickly.  This is that early morning study.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Early Morning Light

I like the feel of early mornings and have been looking to paint the soft muted colors that I see before the sun comes up.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

After Aspevig's "Lost Eagle Peak"

I really admire Clyde Aspevig's work, that boy can paint! I have been dying to study some of his work, of course this is no where close to the original. This was a quickie, less than an hour, since I have to go somewhere soon. It's a great way to learn techniques. Never pass something you've copied off as your own.

At Sunset

We had this beautiful sunset after it had been raining all day. I want to rework this one because the colors aren't right.

Through the Forest

This is the second one I got done on Wednesday.

After the rain

I have been out for a while and am just now getting a chance to paint again. Veryl, Leonard Davis and myself went up early Wednesday morning to paint below Helmet Peak. It was an absolutely fabulous morning, cool and bug free, fresh from recent rains. I painted this one early while the clouds still hid the tops of the mountains giving them a lovely etherial feeling.