27 March, 2010
I really like this one. It is more high keyed than most of my paintings but I think that is because I am paying more attention to keeping my palette clean as Richard Scmid reccomends. So instead of mixing colors on top of old colors and getting a muddied down mixture, I am wiping the old colors off the palette and starting with new paint for every color mixture. The result is fresher more lively colors!
22 March, 2010
I recently bought 2 DVDs showing Richard Scmid painting several paintings from start to finish. It was like taking a $1000 workshop for a fraction of the price! This is the first painting I have done since seeing the DVDs. Of course I am just slowly absorbing all he suggests and this painting is no masterpiece, but it is exciting to see the improvement. I love his work--everything about it is exciting to me--the line, edges, focal point, loose brushwork on and on. Plan to get out soon and photograph all the beautiful wildflowers that are now rushing out and decorating the hill country surrounding San Antonio.
12 March, 2010
The school of fish under the bridge at the end of the new Riverwalk extension are so pretty and fun. I have to admit that many outdoor sculptures are a mystery to me. It took a long time for me to appreciate the large orange Friendship sculpture on Alamo and Commerce. But I loved this installation right away.
06 March, 2010
This bright orange sculpture is in the skyline of many Riverwalk scenes. It is at the intersection of South Alamo and Commerce Streets. I think it symbolizes the warm and outgoing nature of our city and I like to include it in lots of my Riverwalk paintings.