Friday, December 17, 2010
One of the more difficult paintings I have done. I had to "talk" to myself continuously during the process of creating this image. It was important that I not make the highlights on the lit church side of the street too white and that I balance all the other lights in the painting so they aren't too bright and not compete. Then there were the cars...how to hint at them and not be too visible. Once again I went for the abstraction of shapes to create the recognizable story.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I saw this cow in Peacham looking off in a regal manner and had to paint her. I was almost done when I stepped away and saw that the shadow was way too green to hold up against the overall warmth of the painting. So I added some warm oranges and reds to the foreground shadow and lightened and softened it a bit and the cow went back to being the hero.