Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Quercus Terra Firma

Another part of the "Trees" series.  This one I prepped with a neutral wash over a sketch drawn directly on canvas.  I am liking where this is going and will likely try this method again, perhaps with other colors.  'Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars"... Ha! I couldn't resist.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pining away up

The scrub pine is native to our area and it's texture is so intense when the sun hits it, it 'smacks' it.  It truly is a feast for the eyes.  This is another I am working on to include in the January show.  I will be adding some more shadow for depth.  Look for the final piece on my website later this winter.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Magnolia, working on light

This piece is one I am developing for a show in January.  It has been a tough one.  I keep chasing the light that I was my inspiration.  The Big Leaf Magnolia is quite exquisite and I hope to do her justice.