Sunday, May 10, 2009

It's My Eye!

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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.

Hard Rock

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.