Monday, May 16, 2016

Tetons at Jackson Lake Clouds

Today I added clouds to the sky of the painting. Then I added the base colors for the first three peaks of the mountain range. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Veronica Painting Frame

I finally got the frame for my Veronica painting. It is a fully archival quality frame with an acid free barrier to stop the painting from yellowing and also has a cloth liner to help protect the painting from dust buildup and other pollutants. Most importantly it is gorgeous and matches the painting perfectly. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tetons at Jackson Lake - Sky

I am trying something new with this painting. I am thinning my paint way down with linseed oil. Usually I work much thicker with my paint and if I did thin it down I used Liquin the quick drying medium. So I expect each layer will take longer to dry but my blending should be smoother. And i am also expecting to be able to get some pretty sharp detail with this highly thinned down paint.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Underpainting for Tetons at Jackson Lake

Then I sketched in the landscape with burnt sienna oil paint loaded with lots of quick drying medium.

First I stained the canvas with a mixture of burn sienna and turpentine.