Thursday, November 15, 2012
I posted this image some time ago and after having it sit in my studio for awhile, I decided to do some more work to it. Mostly this included darkening some areas such as the inside sun-lit wall on the right, then adding final details to the old tractor tire and the dried leaves on the ground. The outer wall of the barn also had some smaller details added and darkened in a few places especially on the upper section and on the left where the wood had become weather-stained. When I first saw this barn, I became fascinated with the shadows and how they brought the outside to the inside, also the patch of sunlight in the back of the barn from an opening on the left (outside of this image). Looking through the gaps of the some of the boards at the back we can see some branches as actually this barn is situated in the middle of a small wood - a place I love visiting! I am finally calling this one finished and it will be shown with other new works of mine at Berkley Gallery in Warrenton, Virginia.
Friday, November 2, 2012
I started with this series of wave paintings almost 20 years ago and it is still going on. This one was done in watercolor and is hanging alongside other work of mine as part of the recent exhibition at McBride gallery. There are more of these in this series that are yet to be completed, others are just an idea in my head or a simple notation in my sketchbook. Next up, a series of landscapes in oils.