Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bog Study

The intimate, detailed, elongated watercolors of the wetlands I`ve been working towards might be more successfully rendered in oil paint.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Over the Sea 8

When living gets complicated it`s good to work small for awhile.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Near the Pass

This sat in storage for years unresolved. Finally last week I saw the problem and finished it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Canyon Bog

OK, this is new. Did I accomplish the 'narrative landscape' or is this just an overly busy painting? I can`t tell yet, the idea is too unusual for me. Asian scroll paintings are read from one end to the other without the entire image necessarily in view. My preference has been for vertical supports with centralized, sometimes iconic compositions. This horizontal format is interesting and I want to stretch it out further. As for the subject, some more study on site would be helpful. Sometimes improvisation can be strengthened with a few facts.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Life

Another Reed Canyon study. I`m working on a large piece at the moment and it`s promising. As I close in for the finish I need to be extra careful and restrained. I`ve killed too many paintings right at the end.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Reed Canyon Details

Large ambitious watercolor turns hopeless? Cut it up!