Saturday, January 26, 2013

Fall Aspens

Roadside Color  2013
20 x 30 Acrylic on Canvas
Well I have been painting this on and off for over a year so I am finally throwing in the brush and calling it done.  These aspens were alongside the road in northern New Mexico and the yellow leaves fairly glowed in the light. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Red Hibiscus for the New Year

After fighting two separate head colds, I have only managed one new painting so far this year.  I seem to be stuck on the flower portraits but they just got bigger when I ran out of small panels.  The fun part of painting a flower so large is that it becomes just abstract shape and pattern at some point in the process.  This piece really points to that abstraction as I had a lot of fun just layering and layering color to see how many different reds I could coax from a limited palette.  

Red Hibiscus  22 x 30
watercolor  2013