Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Here is a progression of my steps to a finished painting on a recent work. So often, I'm caught up in the creation of it that I don't think to take photos. I love it when artists post their process! (A recent work by this artist really moved me: http://maraschasteen.blogspot.com/2012/02/painting-worth-crying-over.html.) I started with an overall toning of bright orange. I felt that this would give the painting the brightness and bounce that I wanted to achieve. The first photo might have made an interesting abstract painting. The base coat of orange gently glows through the entire painting, without overpowering it. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and this scene was almost as if the earth was on fire with its beautiful color!
On Top of the World
30" x 30"
Monday, February 6, 2012
"Winter Morning Poem" by Ogden Nash
Winter is the king of showmen
Turning tree stumps into snow men
And houses into birthday cakes
And spreading sugar over lakes
Smooth and clean and frosty white
The world looks good enough to bite
That's the season to be young
Catching snowflakes on your tongue
Snow is snowy when it's snowing
I'm sorry it's slushy when it's going