Holiday Park, Utah - acrylics
It's late. I've had a hard day substitute teaching, computer class, no lesson plans, etc., etc., whine, whine, whine. I decided I'd show you some FRESH paintings that I have done (since I don't feel very fresh right now).
Every once in a while I just prep quite a few canvases with a general under painting of a red violet, diazonine purple and cadmium red light. I don't mix them together. I just put blobs on my glass palette and then blob the colors on haphazardly and quickly on the canvas. I let it be thick or whatever. It's just quick. Then I dry it thoroughly.
("Blue House/Gardner's Village - acrylics)After that I get a photo that I HAVE TAKEN and paint quickly. It's a great way to force yourself to just see the contrasts of colors, values (lights and darks) and composition. I just go for it and let things fall however they do. Because I've practiced so much with these artistic elements I kind of know what I'm doing.
So, I can zero in, quite quickly, to the essential elements-get them in simply. I've managed to come up with quite a few jewels.
("Gully/Hogle Zoo, Utah" - acrylics)
I just thought you'd enjoy seeing a few.
("Park City, Utah, Houses" - acrylics)