Friday, August 6, 2010

more decisions... as different as Night or Day?

So here are two 6x12" quick (unfinished) studies. Can't decide which one should make it to the canvas.
The sunset scene I think should have a campfire in the distance.

In this daylight scene, that's a stormcloud opening up on the horizon.

I'll probably take a few days to decide, so y'all are welcome to chime in with your thoughts until I do.

decisions, decisions.....

I've had an odd shaped piece of canvas left from a larger roll hanging around for years.  I could have cut it up into smaller ones but the best use of it would be for a 16"x32".  Odd size, I know, which would require a custom frame, and at prices for custom framing I'll be making my own for this one.
Did some preliminary pencil sketches at 6x12", just to work out the composition.....
This is an expanded (widthwise) version that I did in miniature last year, and I'd always liked the colors I'd used, so I thought it might be a good subject for a larger version.

But I was inspired by a picture I saw on the internet and when I asked permission to use it as a source it was granted, so I think I like this better.

Oddly enough, with all the changes I'll be making, little of the original photo will be recognizable.
Next step is deciding on colors.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

And so ... it begins.

I've recently been juried into a group called "Artists of Texas" (Thank you AOT, I'm honored) and they tell me I need to have a blog. Yeah, I've known for some time that I need to have a blog, so maybe this acceptance into AOT will light a blogging fire under my ... uh ... somewhere. Now I just have to think of something clever to say.  Well, tomorrow's another day.......
"neither Rome, nor a blog, were built in one day"
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