It's been awhile since I've been able to update the blog. The piece I've been working on has been more of a challenge than I was anticipating. It's also larger than I usually work and I'm discovering a whole new set of obstacles-- though I don't really like calling them that-- more really just observing issues-- like when you paint this big it's harder to get away with minor mistakes but you also get to wield a bigger brush which is always fun. As you can see I've strapped my iPad up beside my easel so that I can quickly reference my photos (the zoom feature is very nice to have). I'm speaking heresy to other landscape painters, but that's why I don't hang around other artists that much anymore. I find I'm more productive that way.
I'm depicting the forest that's behind my apartment building during sunset one February afternoon. I wanted to make this a large painting so that when you stand in front of the painting you feel like you are there-- that's actually quite tricky, but I'm always problem solving along the way. I hope I can show off the finished piece soon!