Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Laundry Day"

"Laundry Day" - Oil - 14" x 18" - $700

"I shared models with other artists on a trip to Ruidoso, New Mexico. This coy model kept a lively expression and was a delight to paint as she and her compatriot pretended to sort and hang laundry. It made for a colorful subject and pleasant work for all of us." --- SFG

NOTE FOR ARTISTS: To compose this work, I used the natural bands of light, dark, and light again. The shadow of the trees, formed the natural dark which set off the sunlit hat and apron of the main figure. Note the location of that figure. She is off center, a bit to the right. The chair on the right helps anchor that edge and balances the larger light and smaller figure on the left. Sunlight is represented by the value contrast and reinforced by warm and cool colors.

Friday, February 06, 2009

"McCloud, First Snow on Shasta"

"McCloud, First Snow on Shasta" - Oil - 8" x 10" - $300

"An unexpected snow storm covered Mt. Shasta in early November and gave a preview of the upcoming glory that visits its slopes yearly. The view is especially breathtaking from the charming town of McCloud. Its just a few minutes off Interstate 5 and well worth a detour." --- SFG