Tuesday, May 17, 2011

new 150 paintings

I have been working all day today and it was a joy, even though there's a lot of work involved and I am getting close to the end. I can feel it!



I thought I would show you my initial block in of the darkest darks in the finished painting below, which is my first step in beginning each painting. I did a rough sketch in paint, using lots of water with just a little bit of acrylic - just enough to show me the basic composition. You can see that I kept it loose and free.






The finished painting



"VALDEZ AUTUMN"



8"X10"



#41






If you look closely, you can still see those darkest darks. The second step after the darks is to hit the lightest highlights. Mainly so I can remember where they are. And then all of the middle values. I like this finished piece.






Okay, I have three new paintings, not including this one, that I just added to my 150 Challenge blog. That brings me to painting #38. Wow, so many to go, so little time.



To preview the new paintings, click: www.150challenge2011.blogspot.com.






Remember, if you see a painting you want, please call the gallery at 505-764-0302, and give them your information.
If no one else chooses your painting, it's yours for $150.



If someone else wants your painting, the gallery will draw a name and that person wins the painting for $150.






This will be the last 150 Challenge I do for a while - I have a lot of other things in the works, including possibly getting that little place up in Taos that I've been pining for, where I can and paint whenever the mood hits me. Maybe in 2013, I will do a 250 Challenge!

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