Artists Round Table Materials Notes
In lieu of a handout, here are some notes for the demo for June 1
Are what strikes most viewers about my work. I worked many years to see and understand values.
Only with accurate values can one get away with expressive saturated colors
Tools are gray scales like this one http://www.cheapjoes.com/cheap-joe-s-value-sketch-and-composition-finder.html
I have many, many tubes of paint on my palette.
They are there for convenience in quick mixing in the field and opacity vs transparency
Recessive Colors (less saturated)
(used for distant elements)
Cobalt turquoise, winsor yellow, cobalt blue, manganese blue, permanent rose, yellow ochre, jaune brilliant#1 (holbein), burnt sienna
Windsor green, winsor blue (the thalos) ultramarine blue, quinacridones (gold, burnt orange), cadmium yellow,pyrol orange, perm alizarin crimson,winsor red
Arches 300 lb hot press, bright white
Jack Richeson 9000 Signature Series Rounds 12 and 14
Escoda Prado 12 and 14 less thirsty for damp conditions
1/2 inch flats and large flat wash brush
Robert E Wood Palette
Always nearby paper towels or toilet paper
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Monarch of Carmel Valley in California Art Club "Golden State Splendor" exhibit at the Santa Paula Art Museum July 15 to Nov 5
Monarch of Carmel Valley, 16 x 20 plein air
This was just painted this past May during the Carmel Art Festival. I love this hill in upper Carmel Valley. It is about 20 minutes beyond Carmel Valley Village and the drive to it is through some exquisite Oaklands, stands of Sycamores and horse ranches. I feel the tension leave my neck and back as I pull out here along Carmel Valley Rd. Often painting in absolute silence.
The title is cribbed from Hanson Puthuff who titled a painting "Monarch of Malibu". If I can paint the hills of California half as well as he did I will be happy.
I chose the title for this piece because this hill feels so majestic.
It is truly my vision of splendor!
California Art Club
Golden State Splendor
Santa Paula Art Museum
July 15 to Nov 5
Reception Sat July 15 4 to 6 pm.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Yellowstone, Lower Falls 16 x 21 Studio Watercolor
This painting has been juried into the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association " Salute Our National Parks" exhibit, July 3 to July 31, 2017 at the Forest and Ocean Gallery 480 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach CA.
I need to thank my parents for being intrepid travelers and my Dad who has an artist's eye for the source material. I don't recall ever painting a waterfall and it was a great one to paint.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Plein Air Magazine recently featured a portfolio of barn paintings and included my painting "Sunny Day Petaluma", one of only a handful of barn paintings I have painted. In this one the adorable tractor caught my eye.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Going Softly to Gold 14 x 14
I took advantage of an afternoon with no wind and continued my exploration of the scenery on Northgate Road on Mount Diablo. This meadow had the barest tone of green under the grasses going to gold that made interesting patterns..
Monday, June 5, 2017
The dark pine-covered ridge was the perfect foil for the early spring oaks and poppies.
This was painted on Mount Diablo on Northgate Road looking down from the poppy meadow and across to the western ridges of the peninsula. there's not enough elevation to see it , but the San Francisco Bay is in between the last two ridges.