Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Paintings: abstract aerial landscapes

abstract aerial landscapes (works in progress), acrylic on canvas
I spent more time working on this new series today. I painted them at the same time so that they all have consistent color harmony. The earth tone color palate for this series is slightly different than what I usually use. I will be adding a little more texture on the water and the finishing up some of the lines. 90% finished with these four pieces - still time to do one large one before the Cornelia Arts Building open studios.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New direction - abstract aerial landscapes

water series (works in progress), acrylic on canvas, 2010

This is a new direction for me. A similar color palate that I normally use but the rivers and lakes imagery and abstract style is different for me. I haven't done abstracts for a long time so it feels good to explore - focusing more on the colors and shapes vs. image details.

The rivers and lakes are based on aerial photographs I took from an airplane somewhere over Michigan/Canadian border. So far, there are four paintings in the works with more to come. I'm shooting to have these done in time for the Cornelia Arts Building open house on March 12th. If I can, I'll thrown in a larger-scale piece too.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Painting in Progress: paris - latin quarter - grass

This painting based on a photo from the Latin Quarter in Paris, now has grass and a park-like setting. There is no park in the original photo. I added it in because there are so many parks and open spaces or plazas in Paris. Along with the short buildings, it doesn't feel as dense as it really is. I'm thinking I might embellish this scene further by changing the street to the Canal St. Martin - a great place for a picnic in the afternoon.