Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 622

Out in the fields surrounding the marsh are a number of dead or moribund trees, mostly covered with vines to the extent that it's difficult to tell whether they're alive or dead, and what id vine and what is tree. It's an interesting challenge to paint, since they lack even the structure of trees to give them organization. In this case, I tried painting them almost like crayon-scribble, by laying down thick paint on top of the thinly scrubbed in sky and then cutting back into it with the handle-end of the brush..  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 621

Another hiatus.I'm truly sorry. Not for your agonies, dear reader, but for the fact that I've gotten out of practice with the dailies once again. A vacation to collect more landscape material, and a strong desire to get back into multi-day painting while the Summer lasts has derailed me. I have every intention of getting back to it--in fact, I'm commissioning a table to hold still life setups, but that will have to wait until I have some semblance of money. Until then...

...another view of Jacobs Point. The rill that flows into the bay there offers some fun high-contrast lighting effects.