DEMO FOR AMERICAN EASEL
I don’t do a lot of landscape work, but here’s one that I love…
I call it “Out My Back Door”
Here’s a photo from my window. I love the shapes the trees make and rich fall color but plan to simplify and abstract it as I did in the painting above.
It’s always good to have a plan when you paint. Mine is to create a glowing underpainting of color, then add layers of darks on top to describe the trees. Here’s a posterized version of the above photo that is closer to what I have in mind to paint.
WSO CONVENTION TRADE SHOW —
FREE and Open to the Public, Saturday Oct. 6
Vendor Sales 8:30am – 4pm
Salem Convention Center
1st Floor, Gallery
200 Commercial Street SE, in Salem OR
American Easel will have several artists painting at their booth at the Watercolor Society of Oregon’s Fall Convention in Salem Oregon. I’ll be there at 1pm, working on a watermedia panel. Moving out of my comfort zone, I’ll be adding a layer to a landscape painting! Then back in my home court, I’ll paint on a marbled panel — one of the Color-By-Me panels with a printed drawing and watermedia surface. I marbled on a couple of them already, and here’s what they look like BEFORE painting.