Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CAC Limantour Beach Paint Out

I head out tomorrow morning to make my way up the coast to Point Reyes Station. One of my very favorite spots in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will be painting with 40-60 (not sure of the final numbers) other artists that were invited by the NoCA Chapter of the California Arts Club.

Point Reyes Hostel

We will be staying at the hostel in Point Reyes, but the options of sites to paint each day are limitless. I might have difficulty returning home. I have been packed and ready to go for two days now. I have a new pochade to work with from Artwork Essentials, Inc. and 9"x12" single primed linen panels from Raymar Art. I am ready to go!

I also have fit in some time to visit with special friends while in Marin. What a great way to start November. I also just learned that my son will be stationed at USMC Miramar, CA. So right there, I have the opportunity of more painting expeditions. It is going to be a good month, I can tell.

Catch you all when I return, so in the what you do best:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Detail of Treasures

Treasures detail

I am working on the golden tissue. With each plane of the tissue that is turning a different direction from the light source creates another color challenge. Also I am working on keeping the depth of the box, by making the front of the box feel a mile away from the the far side. I want the viewer to feel like s/he can climb right in. We shall see....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Working in Color

36"x 48" oil on canvas (work in progress)

I am continuing to lay color down, tweaking one next to another. Following my studies, and not losing the form that was created by the grisaille. I am waiting to paint the tissue. Most likely because I want it to be fresh, and true to the colors that I originally saw when I began. Two of the boxes have intricate designs. I don't want to be distracted when I begin. It is a slow process, but I am able to see progress after each sitting.

Here is the charcoal of the still life that was done: