Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chrysler Building, N.Y. City

If you've never seen Thomas Schaller's watercolor paintings I would recommend a visit to his web site at http//:thomasschaller.com He is fantastic at painting buildings and cityscapes. Every once in a while I attempt a cityscape, some times I nail it and some times I don't. 9"x12"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Affection For Confection - acrylic

I painted this a couple of years ago and put away thinking I didn't like it that much and as I was going through my stash of stuff the other day just happened to pull it out. Much to my surprise I wondered why I didn't think it was any good before and now I like it. I took a photo of the painting and opened it in Irfanview and did some cropping and that was the solution I was looking for. I think maybe I get too close to my paintings and just get tired of working on them. The best solution I find is to put it away and look at it some other time, maybe next week or next month when I can see it with a fresh eye. acrylic on stretched canvas 12"x16"

Monday, December 9, 2013

Auburn Farm

This is watercolor I did last week before the weather changed and got more like winter. I drove up highway 49 just outside of Auburn, Ca. and parked just off the road for about an hour to get this view. From Roseville, I don't have to drive more than half an hour to get into farm country with the rolling hills and massive oaks so it makes for a nice painting trip.