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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Work in progress eden

I havenot had an internet connection for days. Here is one of the final paintings afer two layers. I know it needs more mid value transitions between the light and dark areas which u will do in the next layer.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

More Caribbean Skies

This study was painted at dawn so it was still dark outside. It is painted on carton board which is an interesting surface. It is the color of cardboard and quite "scratchy" in texture. Carton board is also very absorbent so the color change is more noticeable when dry versus linen. The impressionsts used a similar surface for their oil sketches at the turn of the last century. I like it for studies and sketches but the drawback is that it has to be framed under glass (as do all works on paper) .

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sky Painting

Sorry for the long delay in posting. Unfortunately, I have had a tragic incident with my Macbook and a glass of water. I wish I could say it is the first time it has happened but it isn't. It's tne second time in less than two years. They can create all this incredible technology but they can't (read:won't) make a laptop than can withstand water. aaarrgggh. In any case, I am solely reliant on the ipad until I return to the US. It is maddening. i am growing less fond of the ipad on a daily basis and I am REALLY unhappy with the blogger app which as you can see has basically no capabilities to edit or change anything whatsoever. So, after all this complaining, here is one of the sky studies I have been working on this week. It is really interesting painting clouds. Quite challenging! i will go into more discussion on "skying" as Constable called it in the next couple of days.