I paint with acrylics, I don’t use white or overly opaque pigments so there is a bit of a parallel to watercolor painting. I preserve the bright beneath and essentially darken the entire image. The title of my next show plays into that, I will post about that at a later date.
Moonlight is mesmerizing, it’s not news that it has a romantic feel but there is something so hypnotic about a big moon casting shadows and lighting up the darkness with such interesting and subtle colors. I have done very few moon paintings but it is something I always mean to put time into.
This weekend I was working on some atmospheric cloudscapes, nothing unusual for me. I was also unpacking boxes in my new studio space, more on that at a later date. I found some small boards that I had readied for painting at least a year ago and packed away. So I decided to play around with some nocturnal imagery. Ultimately I want to do some really good sized paintings but for now it is nice to get some forward progress into the night.
This moody study is 10″x10″ acrylic.
The dark mysterious gloom of the Pacific Northwest can at times be mood altering. It is also very beautiful and inspirational!
This is a 24″x24″ acrylic & open acrylic painting on plexiglass panel.
I have been planning a series of fog related paintings, this is the first one I have gotten to. Inspired by a really foggy day in the National Bison Range in Western Montana. That heavy atmosphere all but concealed the Bison but it sure was beautiful.
This painting is 16″x16″
10″x10″ acrylicpainting. This will officially do it for small works for the near future. Time is feeling very short until the next show, I am doing a bunch of 16″x16″ paintings and working up from there. I need a time machine!
Continuing in with my small studies. I have now moved my painting location from a shed (torn down) to a crazily dark and often cold attic space. This is a 10″x10″ acrylic painting I recently painted by dim light. I need to move onto to much larger paintings for a show I have early next year… I have also introduced more lamps and a small heater so hoping I can get a lot done above the house!