Thursday, February 7, 2019

White Pass

acrylic on gessobord
I had soooo much fun painting this!  I didn't think I was going to be able to finish this one today, but I couldn't put my brush down!  With this piece I really wanted to bring out the trees in the forefront, but still find a flow throughout the painting, as well as give a warm snow day kind of feeling.  I like working on a 3-value thumbnail before starting my paintings, and that seems to give me a really good idea of what I want to end up with.  I'm still learning to be more comfortable with vibrant colors, and the more I practice with them, the easier it gets. The weather people are calling for lots of snow here this weekend, so I hope I can get out with my camera to capture some cool photos.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Blue Skies At White Pass

acrylic on gessobord

Oh these colors!  They are so fun to paint with!  I am really enjoying working with more vibrant colors, especially violets and oranges, thanks to artist Mike Svob.

My husband, daughter and I went skiing the other weekend and it was breath taking beautiful!  It was actually really warm too!  I hadn't skied in 15 years, so I was a bit nervous to hit the slopes again.  Luckily, no injuries were sustained! 

This is the photo I used for my painting.  The figure in red is my sweet hubby waiting for me as I took pictures.  Thankfully, he stayed with me all day.  I probably would have ended up skiing off a cliff or something without him!   I'm looking forward to heading to the mountain again before this winter is over.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Resting Laser 2

acrylic on gessobord
I decided to do another laser painting;  this time with colors I'm a little more used to. This painting is from a photo I took over a year ago in the fall. 
 I'm really looking forward to sailing season (for me that means warm weather!).  My husband and daughter are much heartier than me.  They love going out in all kinds of weather.   My husband bought an old Laser sailboat so he could go out on the water when our daughter was out on her boat.  It is so fun watching them out there having a blast. 

Monday, February 4, 2019

Resting Laser

acrylic on gessobord
Just having a little fun with color...and dreaming of warmer days!  Enjoy!