Peacocks in Magnolia Tree

Peacocks in Magnolia Tree
24" X 60" Alkyd and Gold Leaf on Board

Monday, April 14, 2008

Painting Snow

I live in San Diego where you can enjoy the ocean, and then go to the snow all on the same day. I had some snow pictures that I had started but were paintinginteruptus so I included them in with the paintings to be finished. How does a female get paintinginteruptus? It's when she has to do the laundry, or make dinner, or iron some shirts or the plethora of other chores that come under the heading of Female Jobs. Next life I'm coming back with different equipment, if there is such a thing as "next time"! The first painting is nice, but it doesn't have a foreground, middle ground, background. It is all middle ground. I needed a foreground shadow, and a path of interest that leads you into the painting. I wanted the tone and feeling of the painting to remain rest full, but to engage the viewer. The impressionist used the device of a foreground shadow to lead you into their pictures. I hope you enjoy Mt. Laguna Snow, and feel inspired to keep right on painting. Remember, the more paintings you do the better you get. Save them all, and watch your progress. Don't get mad, don't rip them up, or discard them. Remember all paintings have moments of indecision and down right "What was I thinking?" Press on and finish your paintings, set them aside if you're not happy, and frame them if you're satisfied with the results. Happy painting fellow artists, and happy viewing fellow art lovers! Write when you get work, and have a great day!

1 comment:

Lee said...

After a long day of trying to beat the tax deadline, your commentary made me laugh out loud. Have high hopes that these will help my difficulties when painting snow which is one reason that I avoid landscapes.