Sunday, November 7, 2010

Finally, a new painting!

I have been off this blog too long, but I just haven't had time to paint much. Therefore, I have had little new to post. The last week I have managed to get some painting time in, and here is the latest.

This is the start of a series of paintings I will do as part of a class I am taking through our local junior college. The title of the course is "Painting after Monet" and the idea is to explore one subject matter thoroughly by painting it repeatedly, but differently. I decided that I would like to paint a very prominent local mountain called Buffalo. I chose it for two reasons; first, I am just beginning to learn that distant mountains are better painted with temperature changes rather than lots of value changes, and I thought I would reinforce that by painting many mountains. Second, Buffalo is a somewhat solitary mountain with a very defined rounded shape. That will create composition challenges. It will be good for me to have to work through and I will post them as I get them done.


  1. Great piece. Love the concept of the class and look forward to all of these. we can see Buffalo Peak from the east from our property near Hartsel. So, I am excited to see your view which must be from the north!

  2. Hi Pam, this view is from the east, but I guess you would be seeing it from the south. I didn't realize you would be able to see it from Hartsel! I hope you have been getting more time to paint than I have! I haven't even been looking at blogs, so I need to catch up in the next few days.