Thursday, March 7, 2013

March Painting Marathon - Day 7

March Painting Marathon - Day 7

March 7th, 2013

It was a very up and down winter's day.  The sky changed dramatically, it started to snow, the wind had a blow to it.  I tried to soften my paint brush.  It was a good day painting outside. 

The snow was not as white as it was a few days ago.  And it feels like the winter is coming to an end soon.  So I feel really blessed to have managed to be so productive this week. I really love painting snow. You can really enjoy the abstraction of the white paint.. the texture of the paint.  I love the pure white nature of snow as a subject matter.  It is so calm. So pure. Bleach your mind. Clean your soul. It is just such a pleasure to fall like a snow flake into winter. 

thank you

Working on a painting - It starts to Snow

 The Canal. oil on canvas. 30 x 48 inches. March 7th, 2013. Price: $2000
 Starting a painting
I used two earth tone pigments: Raw Umber and Burnt Sienna. 

starting to add some blue transparent and foundation white  

I started to build up the structures and forms 

building up the layers of the painting
making sure it is open and painterly

 The weather changed a lot that day
up and down weather - really a winter day

 removing paint with palette knife and building up layers

photo of painting - process

working on the painting... putting thins in place
sometimes it is nice to see the development of a painting
more earth tones in transparent sections

it started to snow at this part of the day
the snow and clouds were falling... 
I tried to capture this in the way I handled the paint around the trees. 

process of the painting 

process of the painting - making sure the forms are all accurate and in proportion

I got really excited about this section of the painting while working on it. 
Love the freedom in the paint.  These are the elements that really excite me. 

keep working... must push forward
my hip, right side of my lower back was starting to hurt
the cold over the last week was starting to cramp, settle in
So from this point on... I just locked in and really painted to finish the work.

The Canal. oil on canvas. 30 x 48 inches. March 7th, 2013. Price: $2000 

close up of finished painting 

close up of finished painting  

 close up of finished painting
this section of the painting really turns me on
I love the way the paint abstracts, tender, soft, free, floats, falls across the canvas.
Live Love Art
thank you


Shannon Lee said...

The detail is fabulous!
Love it!

the meaklims said...

Came here from Danigirl. What a beautiful masterpiece. Can't believe you finished it in one day, and a cold one at that!