Monday, October 22, 2012

What I'm Working On

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!


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