Thursday, October 1, 2009

Catalina Sunset

Catalina Sunset
14 X 11 Oil on Canvas

This past January I was in California and took a picture of the sunset at Laguna Beach. On the horizon is a faint outline of Catalina Island. The sunset is sooooo beautiful there. I was apprehensive about painting this scene because the beauty is so intense. Here is my effort.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yellow Stone Landscape -Heiner Hertling Workshop!

11" X 14" Oil on Masonite
Yellow Stone Park, Grand Tetons (Day 02)

14" X 11" Oil on Masonite
Yellow Stone, (Day 01)

Heiner Hertling Workshop
Your Brush With Nature

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to take a 2 day workshop with Heiner Hertling, the artist who hosts the PBS show, "Your Brush With Nature"! It was such a great learning experience. We worked on landscapes and techniques to prepare us for plein air painting. This is something I really would like to start doing. We completed a finished piece each day. These are the paintings we completed. Both are scenes from Yellow Stone National Park

What I loved about this workshop was learning to paint with a large brush and not worry about the details. We focused more on shapes, color and values.