Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tomoe sketch

Thought I'd just post the original sketch from figure drawing class .  It had been riding around in my portfolio for a while, so it is a bit scuffed up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Cold Morning at Dolores Beach

The holidays have taken most of my time, so I am not painting as much right now.  I slipped away for a couple of hours to paint this scene at Dolores Beach.  It was 26º F with a brisk breeze coming down the canyon.  I removed the rock I had in there earlier and touched up colors.  It think it works better now.

The city put these big rocks there to keep the "wingnuts" from driving their 4-wheelers through the river.  I have seen pictures of nice rigs that have broken through the ice and were half sunk...costly and it pollutes the river.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Lakeside Evening Light

This scene is from a lake near where I grew up.  I always liked the vague softness of the evening there.