Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In the next few weeks, I am going to be starting a portrait of my lovely wife, Alison, most likely in acrylic. Until then, here are a few sketches of her from earlier in our marriage.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Again, the lighting here is what attracted me--the light filtering through the trees onto the road, the sky showing as pinpricks through the trees in the distance. Also the red fence gate was, at the time, very important to me in that it gave a wonderful splash of bright color to all the greens and browns. All in all a painting that made a nice memory of a not so nice day. Oh, and the field where we stood painting? There was a house built there shortly after our little adventure, so we were happy to have had the opportunity to paint there when we did. ~Sean
Having thought about it for some time, this painting is, for me, a very symbolic painting. There is a road, a path, that winds on into the distance, bathed in light, but also dealing with shadow. I wish I could say that when I paint I have these deep-seated feelings about the image, that the reason I paint the scene has some deeper meaning to me, but I find the meaning to me comes awhile after the painting is finished. At the time it is the light, or the composition, or whatever it is that attracts me to the scene. This is Poor Farm Road, a road that I love, and if I had the time, would paint many of its scenes over and over again. The painting measures 12" x 12", and is made up of acrylic washes, a medium I enjoy using (and my budget prefers it too right now over oils). I have had many people want to buy this painting, but it is spoken for already. Maybe I will make some prints of it....
Friday, April 23, 2010
For some time now our family and friends have encouraged us to promote ourselves and our artwork. "But how?" we say. "Have you thought about a blog?" Well, yes and no. You see, my wife and I love creating art, and we like the thought of sharing it with the rest of you, it's just that we are, quite frankly, lazy about it, and though we have thought of a blog, that's all we've done...until now. So, as we get our act together we hope that you enjoy not just the images we share of what we have created, but also the thoughts and ideas behind them.