Here is the next installment for this blog. During my days watching my Maddie, I have to fit studio time in where I can. During naps I have generally enough combined time to spend on producing 5x5" miniature oils on panel. These will have a bit more polish to them, giving them a cleaner look than the landscapes (No worries I am still going to paint those as well.) They will all be 5x5" oils on panel and each auction will start at $50.00 (the cleaner the finish, the greater the time, the bigger the stack of pennies must be unfortunately.) Good luck, thank you for your support, and enjoy.
I am typing this as I sit next to Jen in our delivery room. She's begining to have contractions and we are slowly but surely getting into the business end of this little adventure. I can't believe 9 + months have passed so quickly. In the coming months I'll continue to get these little paintings on here (these might be all I have time for initially.) I also want to thank everyone that has bid on and purchased paintings over the past months. More to come . . . . including a new addition to the Burt household.
SOLD Painting night scenes is hard enough but when you add in all the ambient and artificial light that bounces around the piece comes down to trying to represent only the most crucial shapes that you see. The lights almost overwhelm your eyes so you have to look away every now and then just to clear the "sunspots" out.
This scene was painted for a photo that I snapped while up in BC on a fishing trip a few years back. This is very typical of what I like to do with my landscapes. . . take an image be it from life or photo and stretch it to what I want it to be, rather than trying to accurately note every detail.
I have always been a fan of old cars, though I've never owned one. Too much time and money can get sunk into one of those things but they are wonderful to look at. This little lady was sitting on the side of a residential street all by its lonesome. . . candy apple red gleaming in the sun, and the canopy of trees made for a very paintable scene.
Very close to my house, this had one of my all time favorite subjects to paint. . . a blistering hot sunet falling behind the landscape. If you've ever tried to paint one of these plein air you know you need to move fast fast fast.
I have paintined a few of these small street scenes now and I have to say they are always among my personal favorites . . . becuase it's truly what I see everyday in my own neighborhood. Paintings, in my opinion, are only %50 done when the artist signs them, it takes the viewer and his or her experiences, to finish the last %50.
Another street scene from downtown Cincinnati. One of the great things about painting in downtown Cincy is you get a nice mix of buildings mixed in with the landscape sue to the hills and river valley that just up in the backgrounds.