Friday, May 11, 2012

Beached Vessels

What started out as a practice session turned into a framed gift to the friend that gave me permission to use his photograph as a reference.  This painting took exactly four hours and one bottle of white merlot to complete.  It was the best way to spend an afternoon alone.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Pump in a Field

Yep, that's just what it is.  A pump in a field.  Snapped this reference photo on a hunting excursion where I shot my first whitetail buck.  I think I got too wrapped up in the details of the field and lost the depth of the whole composition -- in fact, if it weren't already sealed, I would go back in and wash out the background with a light glaze -- but was very pleased with the pump itself and had fun adding blues into the shadows, a trick I learned from studying the work of the professionals out there.