Tag Archives | Composition

Painting by Numbers

The Problem I hit a rough patch, painting-wise, during the dregs of winter. After spending a few months staring at the sky, I found that my practice was becoming stale. I’d amassed quite a few studies done directly from my windows (see Sky Studies), only to find that my plans of turning these into the […]

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Painted sketch of cloudy sky.

High Ceilings

I read somewhere that if you want high ceilings, go outside. In this spirit, I’m spending long hours staring at the winter sky (though from the warmth and dryness of my southwest windows).  I do this in part because it is winter, and the ground looks like hell. But the sky, and the light! Despite […]

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Finished! Finished I tell you!

I’ve been chipping away at this painting for the past two years. The work hasn’t been continuous. I tended to paint my way into a corner, abandon it for months on end, and then hear a faint whisper coming from its general direction and resume. Things finally started to move around the time I stopped […]

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