Monday, August 3, 2015

Mid-summer Landscape

This is a small painting based on photos taken when I was painting the Tree Study in my neighborhood in June. The colors a a little exaggerated, but I think that they accurately portray the heat I was feeling that day! I think I'd like to use this as reference for a larger painting. 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Exploring the figure

On Saturday, I took refuge from the a Texas heat and painted a model who posed for us in an Austin coffee shop. Painting the figure is a huge challenge, and I learn a lot by struggling through it, and by seeing the work in progress by the very talented artists, painting around me. This is a quick study of Bridget.