Colorado Field #5
2″ x 3″
Acrylic on Board
So, I really want to be a good landscape painter. The theory is to paint about 500 paintings to really master the craft. While, this isn’t my 5th landscape all together – it might be #35 in the whole scheme of things. 🙂
I am painting almost every day! If I can’t paint on a Tuesday, I make sure to get in the studio on the weekend. It’s a lot of fun – the landscapes I am working on are of places I love to be and now love to paint. And, I enjoy painting alla prima – coming out of the studio with a piece completed is very rewarding! It can also be work – the piece above isn’t my favorite, but it’s ok. And, I am reading a lot and looking at a lot of other artists work – and as I learn – I apply the techniques. So, the next paintings get better.
The plan is to focus on this as intensely as I can – for one year. Then evaluate.
When you really work in one direction, you have to pass up other ideas. That’s hard. The wind has always guided me when it came to art. I just saw a recycled paper piece at the Art Students League of Denver website by artist Michael Gadlin. It reminded me of a recycled piece I wanted to do. A piece I put on hold to work on The Landscape Project of 2012. 🙂
It’s hard to stay the course sometimes. Even when you know it’s the right way to go.
Thanks for coming by! Anything you’re working on that you’d like to share?!