Good morning. The weather today is blustery and crisp, our high is expected to be less than 60 and the wind is gusting up to 40mph. I went out painting because the sunshine was irresistible, but I was fighting the wind the whole time. It's NOT fun painting in the wind. I don't mind the cold so much, altho, my hands go numb and it has nothing to do with my carpal tunnel! I don't mind drizzle or even light rain, but I wonder if my wooden easel can take much of it without warping. I painted in sleet in Nevada once, not a fun experience, but everything else was so exhilarating I didn't really notice it!
Lately, my paintings have concentrated on certain specifics, trees, blowing grasses, clouds, the lay of the land... whatever I feel I need to learn for that day, I force myself to work on that specific thing. For a time composition was foremost in my mind, and then it was drawing, getting the forms correct, and then I had a period where color and matching the things I was seeing exactly with just the right tone, warm or cool and, of course, value! Value is the biggest challenge for me all the time! I am finally seeing some progress, but those gray days are still very difficult.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Hi All... I am listing here 32 paintings which I am offering for auction on EBAY, 8 paintings each day until Friday, December 14. Each auction is a 7 day auction, and you may bid on each painting by going to my ebay store at this link:
Remember, I will list 8 different paintings each day. And each days paintings will be available to bid for 7 days. I am also showing them on my Facebook Page, Maren Phillips' Artlines.
Thanks for visiting...