Friday, June 23, 2017

"Hemerocallis" Mandala

                                         36" X 36"
                                         acrylic on canvas

                                         friendship's warm embrace
                                         like sunshine after the rain
                                         brings comfort and joy

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Watauga River Summer"

Many pleasant, pastoral, idyllic and captivating scenes are to be found in Watauga County, NC. Here I have tried to interpret the beauty of a lovely farm situated at a bend in the Watauga River.  I only made photographs of the early value study (done after my initial drawing) and the completed painting.  There are so many stages and painting days along the journey of creating a painting and I get so caught-up in the process and joy of creating that I just don't remember to take photos along the way.

First the completed painting:
                                          24" X 20"
                                          oil on canvas

Here's the under painting where I establish the overall composition and the light to dark value relationships within: