Saturday, July 21, 2012


My landscapes come from two sources, a specific scene or structure that I've seen and/or photographed, or from somewhere in my imagination. 

To create my own landscape, I begin with a thumb nail sketch to explore the composition and values.  This becomes the "blueprint" for the painting.  But more often than not, once I get into the work changes suggest themselves, sometimes minor and sometimes major.

the blueprin

The sky...after 3  attempts

The foreground roughed in to establish values

The mountains...look closely

The foreground...beginning to re-think the original composition at this point.

Look for further progress in the next few days.

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