Thursday, October 31, 2013

"First Snow" oil 11"x 14" $550

Signs are here of the first snow and snow is in the rain! Snow is fun to paint because the painting can be done as usual and then lay the snow on the landscape just like nature does.
When the snow gets so deep it covers fences and roads and driveways. Try painting the snow first-thick and heavy paint likereplicates the element it is. Snow is only light as it falls but as it piles up it compresses.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Color, color everywhere and how to paint it? First I underpaint in a warm color. Then paint as you would right over the underpainting and leave some of it showing to give the painting an inner glow. When I let it dry it didn't have the glow of low, reflected light that happens in fall. I added a glaze, like tonalists used to do, but with Indian Gold, a transparent ochre: even over the "white."
Voila! the glow appeared.