Friday, July 31, 2009
MY FRIEND'S GALLERY. The trip to Eureka, Nevada was well worth the time. Wally is an avid art collector and has over 1000 original pieces of art in his private collection. I spent more than two hours there talking and drooling. Thanks for the tour, Wally. I can't neglect to mention that Wally bought another painting from me. He presently has about six of mine in his collection!
I had an interesting week in Ely, Nevada, but the highlight was an afternoon trip I made to Eureka, Nevada 77 miles west of Ely. A longtime friend lives in Eureka, and for several years he's been asking me to visit his art gallery. So, I decided now was the time. Eureka is an old mining town nestled in the mountains at 6400 feet elevation. The trip there took about a total of five hours and the scenery was beautiful. I should have stopped and taken more photos, but as is often the case I was presed for time. This is a photo of Hamilton Peak.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The second version. Palette: Winsor Red, Winsor Lemon, Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Aureolin, Antwerp Blue, and Cadmium Scarlet. Paper" Arches white. After soaking the paper and allowing it to dry, I masked the trees, branches, sunlit areas, and some of the leaves and then poured onto the rewetted paper Winsor Red, Cobalt Blue, and Winsor Lemon. After that mix had dried I then modeled the foliage with Sap Green, French Ultramarine, and Antwerp Blue. I used Antwerp Blue and Cadmium Scarlet to form the tree trunk shadows. (22" x 15") No longer in my collection. Thanks again, Wally.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I completed this painting almost a year ago. As an experiment I tried a different palette, but I'm not sure I'm happy with the results. I doubt I'll ever use this particular color combination again, nevertheless it's intersting to try something different. Today, I painted this same scene using yet another palette, again in an experimental sort of way. I have to admit I felt somewhat stressed while working out of my normal palette comfort zone. I'll post the second painting tomorow with a listing of the palette colors. (22" x 15")
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Ursine is a tiny village in eastern Lincoln county. According to what I've been told, this old barn was once the town's community center and was used for dances and other local functions. I liked its looks and decided it would make a painting. (15" x 22")