August 24, 2011

Summer



"Summer"
5 x 10
Oil

Summer is quickly coming to a close and it has been quite a while since I've posted. I've been spending the summer doing lots of reading (art books of course), drawing, and photo reference gathering.

I recently took a book out of the library on Nicolai Fechin. I love his work!! I've also started attending life drawing again and really enjoying it. It improves my paintings by keeping my eye trained.

I painted the above high key painting; meaning high values and I think it gives a summery and warm feeling.


2 comments:

Wendy Mould said...

Lovely picture, I love the way you use the hard and soft edges. I am working on that right now and great to see it in action.

Donna MacDonald said...

Thanks Wendy - appreciate your comment