Dressing up... the live edge bench with a bow tie or two.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
I painted another scene from our road trip from Washington to California, but did not have time to photograph, upload and write a new blog last week. My wife and I were busy flying back up to Washington State over the weekend for my Mother-in-laws funeral and memorial.
Instead of painting another small painting I decided to break up the image into two paintings or a diptych style. I am calling this diptych painting “Smoky Hills.” It was fun creating the many overlapping layers of hills in the background to give the painting a real feeling of depth.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Arrived back in lovely Pacific Grove, California after another grueling 1000-mile trek driving down the west coast from Anacortes, Washington. My wife and I were not on vacation for the last almost three weeks. We were caring for my wife’s terminally ill Mother, God bless her soul. My wife’s Mom was a great woman and we will miss her dearly.
On the drive down the forest fires were raging in Washington and Oregon and the smoke in the air created a dramatic atmospheric effect on the landscape. I grabbed my iPhone while driving and snapped pictures most of the drive down. I know they say you should never drink and drive but photography and driving also do not mix. At least that was the look I was getting from my wife every time I grabbed the phone to take another picture. A few times she would take the phone away from me when we were driving on the curvy parts in the mountains at an undisclosed high speed.
I plan to paint a whole series of paintings and maybe create a show from all the paintings called road trip. “Smokey Barn” is the first of many paintings to come from the passing landscape seen from I-5 on our drive home.
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