Monday, March 19, 2018

Yorkshire Dales Path

I have been traveling through the English countryside using Google street view. Artists are free to use these images as reference. You can travel down the road with a continual 360 degree view. The images are somewhat distorted due to the camera lens and panoramic stitching, but they are a wonderful tool for artists. I did use quite a bit of artistic license in my design and treatment.
This is the Yorkshire Dales, which I hope to actually visit in person some day. I fell in love with them back when I read the James Herriot series of books in the 1970s. They are characterized by hills and valleys and stone walls, stone barns and stone houses in the numerous little villages.
The painting is 5 x 7 inches on rigid aquabord which has a stiff masonite backing. I will spray varnish it so that it can be framed in a standard 5 x 7 frame without glass.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fallow Field

This is the edge of a field in late afternoon sun in Greenfield, Tennessee. The deep shadows, orange light and stark value contrasts are always a visual treat for me. I love the afternoon sun.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Above Guntersville Lake

This was painted from reference gathered near Gunterville Lake park in Alabama. There are some hiking trails around the lake. I spent some time on this one including detail and texture. I especially enjoyed painting the large rocks sticking out of the leaves. I did an image sequence video which you can see in the link below.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Wall Doxey Path

There is a path around the lake at Wall Doxey State Park in Mississippi. I took a walk around it early one morning as the sun was rising along with the early morning mist.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Stopping By Woods

This painting is designed from what I saw walking beside a wooded area one day this fall. I was struck by the contrast of the bright autumn leaves against the dark massed foliage and massive shapes of trees on a gray day.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nancy Baby - pencil drawing

I am taking orders for pencil drawings for Christmas gifts. All I need is a good photo, preferably with some shadows. Drawings are on 9 x 12 inch acid free paper. Price: $50.00. Shipping and tax will be extra if it applies.