Saturday, February 15, 2020

The bend

A new draft takes shape on the easel.

Some definitions appear
The shoulder of the creek at the bend.

Follow along please as the new painting appears.

Thank you,

Stagecoach Gallery 

Friday, February 14, 2020

As a Silence Fell

So earlier today I decided fog wasn’t going to roll in.  So it began.

I added more atmospheric feel to the scene.

Then broke out the oils and wax and added dreamy creamy atmospheric feels and textures
That doesn’t really get picked up in the picture.

This is now complete.


Thursday, February 13, 2020

An Ode to Nature

This is where I started today. 
To see the pictures better enlarge them up.
Even though they are glarey and a bit dark 
better pictures tomorrow 

Getting some trees started and landscaping in.

And after adding more the buildup is left here until tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Finishing One Beginnings of Another

The Wise Elder is finished.  I am leaving this in unfinished/finished form.  I am pondering town edges and float mounted in frame.

As this project finished, I took another sketch and started the layering of paints on it.

Sketch to first layer of paint.

Adding next layer and I leave it here today.

Thank you for following along

Monday, February 10, 2020

More Defined

Where I left off.

And after adding more definition today.
I leave it here.

Bring them up larger so you can see details.

Thank you for following along.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

As He Grows

Eye work today, as this eye takes some shape.
I also worked to build more fur layers.

Growing depth, and fur.

Leaving the painting here today.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

As the Value Grows

Beginning as a charcoal

My idea is laid out and adding more charcoal, I begin blending out a form.

From this layer I smear on a bit of paint to begin grounding him.

And the layers begin to build for the under painting and the values begin to shape up.

This is where I stopped today.

Thank you for looking and I hope you follow along.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

She has Stopped Talking

So, this is where I left off.
As I slowly add to this, we get.

There is beginning to show some depth.

By now you are realizing that this is an abstract.

Her voice is beginning to get quite, she has finished telling the story.

The end
A nature abstract.
‘As Night Falls”

Oils/cold wax/knives on paper
Thank you for hanging in there.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Only Worked on One of the Three Today

This is where I left off on this painting the other day.  I needed to wait before I could add anymore to this.  The others as well but, there was just time to give one painting and this is what I worked on.

As it grew we leave off today with this.

Today I worked with oil thinned with turpentine.  Adding some depth. 

Beginning to take some shape.

Thank you for following along !

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New Work Continues to Grow

The three abstracts ended here yesterday.

After adding several thin layers, I am required to end here.  So the paint will set up to accept the next layers.

I am using oils and cold wax for this series.

Still an ugly stage but taking shape.

All three themes are for creeks on the prairie of South Dakota.

Thank you for following 

Monday, January 27, 2020

As Three Small Paintings Begin

Three small South Dakota nature paintings have begun.  
Each has waterways.
1. Is the edge of a small creek.
2.  Shows the windings of a creek
3.  Is the pool of a creek.

We are at the ugly stage.

As the layers build some definition starts.

These paintings are being prepared for the gallery’s new season.

I hope you stay tuned, to see what develops.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

This Could Be The One.

Beginning the session here.

Adding more dark as a brown.

Decided a bit more definition is needed.

I have ended here.

I think I am done.

Understand please 
All the painting throughout the tread of this post are progressive sessions of the same painting

This final image
The painting.

Now the decision is on the client.


We shall see.

Thank you for watching along.


Friday, January 17, 2020

Getting Closer

This is where we begin today.

There are scribbles and scratches embedded within each layer that the pictures do not pick up.

Yesterday we left this too much on the light side so mor darks are introduced.

Pushing in more lights.

This is where I left it today.
I am almost there.
Thank you for following along.