I did this about a week ago but didn't have time to post until now. Normally I scan, but this one is larger and I had to photograph. I plan on doing more trees. We have some really neat " wild trees" in this valley.
This is pretty much what happened for about a week. I saw the world through my camera, which, if you've ever done that, you'll know it's a good thing and a bad thing. To get a really good painting you have to feel it more than you do through a lens. So I think I'll just have to go back someday when I have more time to just paint!
In the mean time, I might just have some fun trying to depict what it feels like behind the wheel 12 hours a day. You might be seeing some different stuff some time soon (or maybe not). Maybe a series " on the road" ?
The real chellenge for me is to get back into painting. I've had a number of distractions in the last month - wish me luck.
This was a quick try at painting the red rocks of the southwest. In our recent travels from Florida back to Idaho, I got a lot of material for painting. It was a quick and rushed road trip, no time for painting on the road, but I DID take a lot of pictures. What was that growing out my hand you say?
Oh yeah, For such an easy subject, this rock was hard to paint.
Wigged out, 10x8 I figure, since tonight the acadamy awards are on, this would be a good time to finish and post the new challenge from DSFDF. The subject matter would fit right in, ( since it has velvet curtains and all). The original photo had about 3 times the amount of faces but I thought I'd simplify and go for just a few.
Painted Lady, 10x8 The latest challenge from "Different Strokes From Different Folks". This one caught my eye right away, being from the Bay Area. I'm not as comfortable with the subject matter though, my lines are always crooked when I do buildings. ( But then again I think the "hand" quality shows through and I think crooked windows are kinda cool).
Marsh Fields #2, 10x8This one I painted right after "Marsh Fields #1". I thought I would try a vertical and try different colors. I also wanted a bigger version. I really like these fall tones mixed with the water. They seem to just roll off the brush...
Lady Walker, 8x9.5This was an excercise from a blog called "Different Strokes For Different Folks". A wonderful blog that invites anyone to participate and paint their own version from a photo. This one was painted upside down, so the painter would focus on the patterns.