Friday, May 28, 2010

Dawn at Tsegi Overlook

Dawn at Tsegi Overlook
Canyon de Chelly
16X40, oil/stretched linen


Hi Everybody,

This is my latest painting, still wet even. You don't need to go down into Canyon de Chelly to get some truly incredible views. Tsegi Overlook is an incredible vista any time of day, but it's in the early morning that it truly sings. This is the perfect spot to see atmospheric perspective at work.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

First String, finished version

Hi Everybody,

I finally got to finish "First String", and wanted to make sure I posted it. I've been working on several other larger paintings in the mean time, but needed to have a little time and distance before I came back to this one. It always helps me to take a break from a painting, turn it to the wall, and come back to it with a fresh eye (that is, if you have the time, and deadlines don't require you to get it to the gallery). Problems that plagued me originally, or things that were wrong that I hadn't even noticed before, jump out at me and are much easier to address now.

First String, 24X30 oil/linen

First String will be included in Trailside Galleries' "Salute to Summer" show in June, 2010 in Jackson, Wyoming.

Thanks for looking, Steve