Friday, August 26, 2016

Beginning "Salmon Fishing"

Underpainting for the painting "Salmon Fishing". I used complimentary colors for the underpainting. But stayed on the warm scale just using different combinations of red and orange mixed with turpentine.
Who is ready for this bad boy? I know I am. Underpainting done in warm complimentary colors. 
Nothing is more daunting and yet more inspiring then a new clean canvas. However as I always say, the hardest part about painting is getting the paint on the canvas. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Idaho Falls Temple - Day Two

View of the Idaho Falls Temple from the Snake River. Painted in the style of the post-impressionists. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh the painting was done using both alla prima and impasto techniques in his style.
"Idaho Falls Temple" 24 x 30 inches - Oil painting on canvas

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Idaho Falls Temple - Day One

Started to blend the base of the sky together. Will add stronger accents later. 

Added dark green grass and a black and red mixture for the slope leading to water. 

Worked more on sky and started to add trees.

Started some sky and some color to the base of the temple.

Working on the base of the temple. 

Detail view of angel on top of temple. Done in metallic gold paint. With black shadows and red accents. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Starting - Idaho Falls Temple

Pre-sketch and underpainting for the Idaho Falls Temple. Done in a post-impressionistic style. The rest of the painting should be done alla prima.
Underpainting done in French Ultramarine
First pre-sketch done with graphite stick

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Tetons at Jackson Lake - FINISHED

16x40 Inches Oil painting on stretched canvas "Tetons at Jackson Lake" 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tetons at Jackson Lake - Beginning the lake

I have completed phase one of the lake. Using a technique that I have not used before known as Alla Prima. Also known as Wet on Wet. It is a technique made most famous by the artist Bob Ross. It allowed me to achieve a smooth and soft blurring of the shapes and color to create a good reflection in the water. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Tetons at Jackson Lake - Mountains Completed

As you can see I completed the Teton mountain range in my painting. I added the trees, rocks and forest to the last mountain slope. 

Tetons at Jackson lake - Second to last peak

Finished the second to last peak on the mountain range. Painted in the rock detail, variances in green and all of the trees and bushes.