Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Introducing color harmonies in the class I teach by using complementary palettes. Today is blue and orange. I'm including one view of the set up as well as my painting. 8x8

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Approaching a Finish

Having made the adjustments in each area of this painting that called to me, I can now let it sit a bit, to see if it is finished. I don't want to fuss over it, but leave when there is still something left unsaid. Not to overwork it then, is my objective. This painting is 24x36, first in a series of Newport intersections.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Painting Along

I'm painting along, feeling good about what's happening in this painting, but want to activate the left side of the canvas. Shadows in the street? The bottom left corner shape with more hue and value? There is still a lot of work to do!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Bare Start

I almost didn't post this because its the very beginning of a painting and EVERYTHING needs to be resolved. On the other hand, it's interesting to see the artists mind at work, how the bones of a painting are conceived.I began this from multiple reference photos that I took during the torrential rains we had earlier this week as I want to show a wide angle view. I have wanted to do a series of Newport intersections for some time now, this one is America's Cup Ave with Mill Street on the right. The park is Queen Anne's Square with Trinity Church at the center of the painting. 24x36