Thursday, January 15, 2009

Busy Week




I haven't checked in since last Friday, as I've had a lot going on. Classes in Albany over the week-end, dropping off 20 pieces for an exhibit at a local hospital on Monday and another class on Tuesday. It's been extremely cold the past couple of days, with the highest daytime temperature around 4 degrees above zero. Looking at possibly 20 BELOW tonight! I did manage to get out on the snowshoes yesterday afternoon. Although I didn't take the camera this time, I did see a few painting ideas that I may eventually put down. Actually, I have a Watercolor in mind which was inspired by this hike.


Here are a couple more recent paintings. The landscape was done last night, and the "moonlit seascape" was just completed this afternoon with the thought that it may wind up being a class project. Very few colors in that one; Cobalt Blue, Ivory Black, Cadmium Yellow Pale and Titanium White. "Values" are pretty close in a night-time scene, so actual color becomes much less "true".


8 comments:

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Wilson...hope the Albany trip was successful. These new paintings are great...the second of the two is my favorite..the color of the foreground trees and brush are awesome...great job. I'm just about ready to complete my first landscape...big step for me.

Wilson said...

Thanks, Mike. I used some yellow, purple and green for the foreground in that one. (Just to shake things up a little.) lol
I'd love to see your landscape when you're finished.
I'm always interested in seeing other people's work, because everyone has such a unique style and approach. Even though I've been teaching painting for nearly 20 years, I still learn from watching other folks. Just seeing things done in a different way can be a revelation!

Christy McGuire said...

I ran across your blog and I have really enjoyed looking at your paintings. Can't wait to see more! (:

Wilson said...

Thanks, Christy. There'll be more to follow.

Wilson

Queen*B Studio said...

Wow,

These two pieces are great Wilson. I love the colours and movement throughout the work.! Moving water is one thing I have yet to learn how to paint.

Dawn

Wilson said...

Thanks, Dawn. Waves DO take some initial practice and study. It's just a matter of learning their "anatomy".

Queen*B Studio said...

Do you have any tips for painting water?! LOL

Dawn

Wilson said...

As I said, waves have certain "parts" ( structure, anatomy, whatever you choose to call it ) which will suggest their shape, if you compose them accordingly. The "dump", the "crest" and the all-important "eye" for starters.
They can be rather daunting on the first few attempts, but don't give up.You'll get the hang of them with practice. I'd recommend looking at other artist's paintings and study how they created them. You'll pretty much see the "parts" I talked about in all of them.