We were out in the garage that was converted into a studio space drawing together when I saw a picture of Chris’s grandma. I had to paint it in my sketchbook. Gouache on paper, 10 by 9.25 inches.
I have done a few limited palette studies, I think this is one of the more successful ones. The palette consisted of white black and yellow ochre. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
If I am not mindful when using acrylic paint, I tend to paint more realistically. I am very pleased with the outcome of this painting. I like the cardboard texture that is showing through the paint and the play of the warm rocks against the cool greens and blues of the ocean water. Acrylic on cardboard, 7.5 by 10 inches.
One thing that I enjoy about doing limited color studies is that I can focus more on using more expressive loose brushwork. This study was completed in Almansor Park, a favorite place to sketch and walk a little. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
The energetic brushwork that gives the painting energy yet contains enough information to describe the scene is what I love most about this. It was a fun piece to create. Oil on board, 6.5 by 9 inches.
Part of a series trying to capture the light of a sunset. Here is the moment right before the lights go out and everything becomes an inky blue in the moonlight. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.
The pools of water above Shoshone Falls are interesting little worlds of their own. It was a hot day and it would have been nice to cool off in that shady pool, if it wasn’t for the chance of being swept over the falls. In private collection. Oil on board, 8 by 10 inches. (new photo coming soon)
Lake Cleveland is a glacial lake tucked up against the mountain on three sides. A few raindrops had fallen and the colors in the vegetation and rocks bloomed. In private collection. Oil on board, 10 by 8 inches.
I did a small quick study for this painting on location but the view point was on top of a culvert that smelled of carrion and there are mountain lions known to be in the area. I completed this version in the comfort of the studio. Oil on board, 12 by 14 inches.
Part of a series trying to capture the changing light of a sunset. I was painting with some other artists, we were challenged to paint as many 1 to 5 minute paintings as we could before the sunset. We painted quickly and then scrambled to the next vantage point. Gouache on paper, 4 by 6 inches.