8x6in oil on linen mounted on panel $135.
Reflections from a water feature I visited
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This piece is the start of what I hope will
be a series of paintings
based on the reflections
created by a stunning Water Feature
I visited last year
I made sketches and took lots of photos.
enjoying that inner feeling of excitement
all of us artists get
when something really connects.
I wanted to start a series and as luck
would have it, Carol Marine came out
marvelous water reflection paintings
on her blog at the same time
so I put the idea on the back burner.
BUT the images still persisted.
I had wanted to see if it was possible
to "fracture" something so fluid
It has not left my mind so
I am looking forward to seeing
Just in case you are interested...
I have completed the HUGE painting
I was commissioned to do. Here are some
images. The first one has the underpainting
showing at the bottom
with exaggerated warm and cool colors
at this stage..
Too large for my easel
These two panels are made to go over a large
flat screen TV - sliding apart at viewing time.
Each panel has to hold its own in the
design when parted, and yet become
seen as a complete image when together.
They are mounted on an oak,
three inch deep frame so they
would not fit on an easel.
I placed them on two tables
each panel is 48"x30".
My reference photos are up
at the side for easy viewing.
Block-in wash -close-up
Same area below -completed
The painting is so large that reducing it down
to the viewing area of the monitor
makes it lose the looseness of the mark-making.
so I thought some close up images may help.
The family wanted their three dogs
included. Two have passed on, sadly,
one during the painting process.
It is the largest painting I have done using the
fracturing technique. The new owners love it!