Painting is fun! I was doing a cubism project with my Painting 1 students, and decided to make something not really cubist, but influenced by early 20th century modernism, playing off some of the doodles I do. Probably the two most common things i doodle are cartoon people, and fish. I had fun making this […]
Oil Painting Technique
Watching water flow is so calming. When I was little, I used to build dams in my gutter, to watch the water build up and flow around it. When we were by a creek, i would race sticks down the stream. Water chuckling in a stream is a wonderful outdoor sound.
Sometimes we have to go with instinct. Sometimes we need to change what we do, simplify, and just let it happen. I was painting with Lynley one day, and I had some paint on my hands. I wiped it on the canvas. She told me to do the whole painting like that. I was to […]
Earlier this week I posted a view of Apple Orchard Falls, from close up. I was showing the movement of the water, and focusing on the composition. The next day I painted this painting, a different view of Apple Orchard falls. This painting shows the whole falls. Again, this is one of my favorite places […]
Taccoa Falls is a beautiful waterfall in northeast Georgia that I first visited with my wife, when we were first dating. Soon after she graduated from medical school, and I wanted to give her a special gift. I painted this for her to remember that time. I used impasto technique to capture the physicality of […]