30 October, 2013

San Antonio Mission 8"x16" $225

Another mission painting for the River Art Group Gallery in San Antonio.  I just love the shadow play on those palm trees.  There's a little glare on the upper left of this photo.  I think photographing the artwork and getting the true color is hard.  You wouldn't believe how many pics I take in different light locations just to get a close to life image.  For instance-this painting is slightly warmer in tone than the photo, but if I try to warm it up with the photo program--it usually over does it and then it is too far off from the original.  So this is my best attempt at a true image.

25 October, 2013

Heading Home 8"x16" $225

I really struggled with this one.  I wanted to create a twilight feel that really wasn't in the photo I used.  All the colors had to be greyed down a bit and highlights had to reflect that pink glow from a dieing sunlight.  Then I had a horrible time with the foreground.  Trees, animals and houses at least have a specific shape to interpret, but that expanse of ground is bascically flat or maybe rolling so its the artist's colors that create an interest.  I painted and wiped off at least 3 times.  So this is the best I can do for now!

02 October, 2013

Ready to Ride 12"x12" oil $195.00 SOLD

You might say--oh another Riverwalk painting.  But I am saying--oh I like the way my interpretation of trees is developing--and how the water is depicted so simple but so liquid!!  That is what I mean when I say --its not what you paint, but how you paint it that is so much fun!