Friday, October 21, 2016

Hiding the Subject(s) in the Landscape

9" x 12" oil on masonite, framed
Owen requested a painting that had a guitar in it. But it's summer (or it WAS summer) and summer was Landscape Season, so that's the palette I was into at the time.

I would have liked to have painted this from one of my own plein air sketches, but I wasn't finding any guitars in the local landscape. In the end, I scrambled together references to work a couple of guitars into this fantasy summer scene. Happy Birthday, Owen!.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Off to Mississippi

I'll be sending this painting off today, a commissioned (through my Etsy shop) watercolor for a Mississippi bride. This assignment presented a real challenge: the reference shot was an overexposed, none-to-detailed snapshot, but it was also a sentimental record of the first meeting (or first recorded meeting) of the bride and groom-to-be--and therefore, what the bride wanted as a painting.
Nice idea, right? Thank you for working with me, Sara Jane, and best wishes!