Tuesday, October 23, 2018

QUAKIES



This is the time of year that those of us who love color wait for.  I was inspired to paint this by one of the hikes I took into the national forests in and around our area of Utah.  The Aspens were at their peak a few weeks ago and I have taken many photos of them.  The locals call them Quakies because their leaves shimmer in the sun and reflect their golden color.  

This was painted on a black canvas and I like how some of the black in the background shows through, giving the painting a graphic feel.  When I was working in colored pencil many years ago,  I often used a toned paper, sometimes much darker, as my support for the pencil, and I loved the look it achieved.
ENJOY!!

Friday, October 19, 2018

VINTAGE TRUCK, VINTAGE TOWN

Fill 'Er Up Coffee Station

Since moving to Park City earlier this summer, we have become fond of a few of the smaller communities in our area.  Midway is a small town located in the Heber Valley and along the Provo River.  It is small and local with a Swiss heritage. I spotted this very cool old truck at a coffee shop along the main street of the town. Parked near a set of old gas pumps, it was a perfect subject, since I love old trucks.  I painted this on a prepared board with a reddish brown undertones.
ENJOY!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MORE MOOS

Munch X2

Here is another cow portrait, done just a few days ago.  These two beauties had their favorite earrings on and were posing for me- so curious to see what I was up to. The farm I grew up on had cattle just like these,  a mix of Hereford and Angus which usually results in a black cow with a white ace.
I really tried to keep it loose on this but got hung up in trying to capture those beautiful cow eyes.
ENJOY!!