Saturday, October 20, 2012

Every Day is a Journey

Every Day is a Journey

Color harmony (and its relationship to color theory) is proving to be difficult to grasp in full.  I have been painting a series of Turkish boats and have had much trouble deciding on color theory for each painting. Some have worked, some not.  Although I was happy with the brushstroke work and overall mood of the one below, I am not happy with the color combination.  Back to the painting easel to retry it with a different and hopefully more harmonious color mixture.  If anyone reading has struggled with this issue, I would love to hear from you with suggestions.

Well, every day painting IS a journey. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Every day is a journey

Still more Turkish boats,  trying to get workable color schemes. Here is another trial painting sketch, which I decided to paint on a much larger canvas with more buildings and then was quite unhappy with the result. Lesson learned- sketch the WHOLE  drawing with charcoal to be sure it is what I want on the final canvas.
Back to the drawing board! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

For love of art

Painting is a daily journey. Some days are great, others no so much. Below is a journey of a color study completed after a return from Turkey. The boats are wonderfully homemade and heavy, each one unique, with colorful blues and reds. Not so sure this one will translate into a bigger canvas with the right color harmony yet.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Website!

Just launched my new website. Please take a moment and see my portfolio of paintings, as well as sketches from my recent trip to Turkey!