"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jiggs Ranch House Study

8x8 Oil

A couple of weeks ago we went out to Jiggs to paint for the morning. I was so excited when I arrived
and saw the morning light on this old Ranch house built in 1914 originally for a Hotel but never used for that.
After getting my sketch book out and setting up all ready to paint I stood frozen ..... intimidated by the scene. I knew I just couldn't get it all into a painting with so much there, not to mention it's a structure that needs to be drawn with all the right angles!  After doing one sketch ....putting it aside and starting another sketch I finally settled down and thought about what was exciting for me about this house....the porch and the morning sunlight.  I was still worried it might look scary and gloomy with a dark shaded porch but I'm really very pleased with the way it turned out.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nevada Creek Bed

8x12 Oil on Linen
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This was almost a finished painting in the field last week, done near Jiggs, Nevada on an old dirt road that I haven't been down before. After getting home, looking it over in the studio and consulting with my fellow artist and friend,  Yvonne, http://newdaydailypaintings.blogspot.com/   I could see some minor changes that needed to be done.
I like the way this painting turned out so much that I am thinking of making a much larger one.
This painting has a very warm feeling with lots of color!

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