Here is a glimpse of one of my paintings approximately half finished. The glaring orange along the bottom is the initial base layer of every painting I do. I like to have the dramatic color underneath because is seems to give the final coloring in my paintings a bit more ‘depth’. Blue isn’t just blue, there is a little more dimension to it. It also works well, if I want to have a bit more warmth in a certain part of my painting, I allow a bit of the orange from my under-layer to peak through.
I haven’t had nearly enough time this month to spend painting. The first week of March I was in Salt Lake for CAMEX (Campus Market Expo) for my ‘day job’ as the Marketing Coordinator at MSU Bookstore (Go Bobcats). The next week I spent in Great Falls Montana supporting my mom at an art show that she has been doing for 20 years. Although I had a blast at both, I am SO glad to finally be home to be able to spend some time painting. Below is an image of my current work in progress. It is based off of a photo I took between Helena and Three Forks. The clouds had amazing drama, and the wheat field was beautiful with just a dusting of snow.
I am excited about the overall color scheme, and the drama in the sky that is happening so far in this piece. I plan on keeping the very loose style, but do plan on adding a bit more definable forms, mountains in the distance, row lines in the wheat field etc. What are your thoughts?? I would love some feedback!
Nearly finished oil painting – Mountain Goat and baby … They still need a title, any ideas??
This small (4″ x 6″) painting is going to be donated to the Twitter Art Exhibit auction in Moss Norway to help raise money for the The Women’s Crisis Center. #twitterartexhibit if you are interested in submitting work, they are still looking for a few more artists:http://davidsandumart.posterous.com/call-for-artists-2nd-twitter-art-exhibit-in-m
On a personal note – I love the fact this auction is based in Norway. My mom’s dad was born in Norway, so I have a lot of family there. I was lucky enough to meet them, and visit Norway a few years ago, and hope to go back very soon. It is an amazing country and I am excited to have a painting travel there very soon. : )
One of today’s paintings – this one is going to be a pretty quick, small painting, it is nearly done, I just want to add a little more ‘light’ coming over the the road and shining through the trees.. now I’m just waiting for paint to dry…
I am always excited to add a new painting to my ‘collection’, here are some progress photos of my most recent painting, a riverscape of the Boulder River right by Billings, Montana.