Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Goals

1. Develop a website.
2. Enter Watercolor USA
3. Enter shows in The Missouri Water Color Society.
4. Join Best of hands.
5. Start printing again.
6. Finish one painting a week.
7. Paint series: fish, tree portraits, window views, night views.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

One Cold Night
This painting was done from a photo taken when I went with my son's scout troop to visit a TV station in Chicago. We took the train. Eight boys on the train are a nightmare. We visited the tree just before going home. I did think we were going to freeze to death. What impressed me about this tree was the amount of space in which it is displayed. The New York tree is in a much more crowded space.

Miskit created the lights. I had to work to get the dark values built up. There actually is a lot of light in the city at night. The warmth the tree created by the tree reflects in the buildings. The cold icy contrast is expressed with the blues surrounding the tree's reflection. This was a fun painting to paint. I enjoyed the looseness. I must work on a few more night paintings. Reflections are just fun.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Stars on Top 2

This is a small day painting. It was laying on my paper cutter from last year. Somehow it surfed to the top of the pile. Finely River was crying for paintings to fill out their winter show. I stole a frame a from another painting and slipped this into the show before the judging. Dang this little one won third place.