Thursday, July 30, 2009

Travel over

Been travelling and then Seattle had a record heat wave. Hit 103 yesterday, including 100 in my bedroom and studio. Due to limited heat waves like this, most homes here are not air-conditioned so you use fans for a few days and suffer. Difficult to paint when you are roasting....

Here is a 12x16 older work I went over with thicker paint although don't know if I improved it much. Texture is better but image is not as strong as some others I like more.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New small work

I have been in North Carolina for a week so took my small paintbox and did a few 8x10's from earlier references. These are two new tulip field paintings plus a Hawaiian sunset from Lahaina on Maui.
Bought some new medium size canvasses on sale today and will move up the size scale slightly to 12x16 and 16x20 for my palette knife paintings and see if can get the same effects I want.