Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Spring/Renewal/Growth/Change





























The top four pieces were done within the last week or so and are clearly a departure from most all of my previous painting. They are a combination of water media: transparent watercolor and opaque media. The figure in a wrap (charcoal) was done just a few weeks ago at the Sunday morning life drawing group I attend. The second figure was done at the same venue but about six weeks ago. The pastel road/woods/field scene was completed during the spring of 2007 and I just photographed it to scan the other day. It is a location I particularly enjoy in Shelburne Falls. When the weather is good I like to set up my easel on location and either paint or work with pastel.
The abstract/subjective works were based on sketches I did previously; I posted two examples just prior to this posting. I haven't worked in that fashion too often, that is, to prepare something of a preliminary rendering to execute in another medium. The techniques used in one medium don't necessarily translate easily in another! So, I took some liberties....and why not, it's my work, huh?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I do like the new paintings as well as the older landscapes and such. Definitely do whatever comes into your heart and mind. It is your work and your life!

mchughtie said...

I'm trying to discover that spot in Shelburne. Is it the hill overlooking the high school? Beautifully done. Anonymous also made a nice point.

Brushworker said...

Thanks for the very kind words. It's near Davenport's farm and maple sugar house looking north. I don't know the name of the road but it is unpaved, very quiet unless there are some cows wandering around and sort of near High Ledges. Gotta get up there and paint soon!! It's beautiful.

Clare said...

I really like the one that has the stars. It is very beautiful!