Friday, February 5, 2010
I went for a walk today in an area new to me....I love exploring new places.....there are a lot of areas there to explore and today I composed two paintings in my head while I was there! One of these photos is the big ice chunks at the edge of the water that caught the sun and shone like diamonds. I saw some tracks that I could not identify so I took photos and checked my track book when I got home and they appear to be bobcat tracks! The number of toes, size and pattern matches....Exciting! I think I should paint a bobcat there!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have been doing a lot of re-framing, putting my artwork into better frames....and in that process I am adding some touches to old paintings - more shadows and highlights, creating a bit more contrast and better paintings, I hope. Sometimes that is more difficult than doing a new painting - but this is the one I have on my easel and have been working on - I have put more shadows and highlights into it, along with more detail....I will crop it differently when it goes into its new frame and it will end up being smaller than it was....but definitely more pleasing to the eye. In the process it has become renamed - from "Look Out" to "Sunrise".