Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DAILY DIAPER #261 "Cloudy Communication"

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Only a few hundred yards away from my house, I've seen this scene or a facsimile of it many many times. It just so happened on this unseasonably hot day the clouds just seemed right for painting.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

DAILY DIAPER #260 "Crop Lines"

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Another landscape in honor of our upcoming spring. This one is a bit larger than my usual for this blog @ 8x10. This was a scene from Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill KY. Wide open spaces and crops all around you make for very nice views.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DAILY DIAPER #259 "Slightly Standoffish"

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I always love scenes with one lonesome tree in a field. This one really wasn't that lonesome with the whole family of trees in the distance. . . maybe just a bit "standoffish" though:)

Monday, March 5, 2012

DAILY DIAPER #258 "Torrit Nude #1"

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I haven't done a b/w piece for ages, maybe as far back as my Atelier days. Yet here it is in all it's black and whiteness. This piece was actually inspired by the local manager of the art store that I shop at. As I was checking out with a few brushes and some panels Damon came out of the back with a few sample tubes of Gamblin's Torrit Grey. If you are unfamiliar with theis color or the company, each year Gamblin recycles the clean off and left over colors from that years production and blends them together to form a grey, which the sell in a limited run as Torrit grey. Every year is different, sometimes you might get one that's a bit green, sometimes a bit blue or red. This year the grey is a wonderfully warm grey with yellow and red notes throughout. So I decided to paint a few nudes, in the old Atelier Grisalle method. This piece was painted with Gamblin's T-Z White, Torrit Grey, and a touch of Mars Black for parts of the hair and under the arms.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

DAILY DIAPER #257 "Indiana Clouds"

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This is a piece that I did last spring over in Indiana. Many of the more rural landscapes that I paint are from scenes in this area. This was a day right after a rainstorm had cut through the area. The sun popped out and many of the wonderful clouds that remained filled the entire sky, it was simply beautiful.