Saturday, January 28, 2012
I will not be posting for a while due to several shows in the next few weeks. Framing and delivering and hanging seem to take more time than painting! Please come by on Saturday February 4th from 2-4, Second Helpings Gallery, if you are near downtown Roanoke, Virginia and visit for a while. I will be there along with other artists and musicians and great food. All proceeds go to the Rescue Mission. Hope to see you there and in the mean time, keep "Looking Up"!
Monday, January 16, 2012
The old road still fascinates me, especially when the light travels across it. My infatuation with the Parkway is still strong even after 372 paintings. Wonder if there is a world record for the number of Parkway paintings by one artist?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The walkway at the Peaks is a great addition to the landscape around the lake. The light in the late afternoon last fall was wonderful against the thalo blue background of the mountain. This new painting and others will be on display at Second Helpings Gallery in February. I will have several large paintings in the show; the two to one ratio of these panoramic canvases bring out the best in the landscape. Make plans to see the show if you are in Roanoke.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
"The earth speaks, but....without words. For you see, the earth speaks in the language of love. Its voice is in...a new leaf, the feel of a water-worn stone, the color of evening sky...the sound of the night wind...." Steve Van Matre. I love Liza Field's quotes...she and those she admires always seem to echo my sentiments.
Monday, January 2, 2012
In looking through my Peaks of Otter photos, this image of the lake inspired me to paint the misty background contrasted to the dark foreground. I find myself experimenting more with value contrast and soft textures contrasted with harder edged textures.