Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Focusing on the Light

Parkway Series #374    16 x 20    oil   Sold

This is another remake; the painting originally had colors that were too harsh.  After softening the oranges and adding purple to the background colors I believe the painting is more effective in focusing on the incredible light coming through the trees. After a year of daily painting, the ability to critique my own paintings has improved.  Even though I have a long way to go, it is encouraging to feel more confident in the growth that has been achieved.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tinker Creek

Tinker Creek      16 x 20     oil     SOLD

From the Hollins University foot bridge looking back to Rt 11, this Spring scene was begun on location two years ago!  Many times I rework paintings that may not have hit the mark the first time.  This is a definite improvement over the first try.