This painting was begun over a year ago. It had been painted during the midsummer months where everything is boringly green. I had never been completely satisfied with it, so decided to rework the painting in mid-spring, hoping that the more dynamic range of tertiary colors and deeper atmospheric perspective would make a more interesting image.
The initial stages of this reworking corresponded to the first day of my plein air painting class. This photo represents that first day of work. It was a beautiful day at the landing, with lots of children, their parents, and squawking ducks.
You can see a comparison of this reworking with the painting that it covers over on my Painter’s Workshop page.
This is a long-term project, a painting of Plaza Guemes. Plaza Guemes is a public square in the Palermo Viejo district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The painting is based on a small study that I did on location, as well as photomontages, and photographs and other source material that I developed during the course of my working on the study. You can follow the painting’s progress on my “Painter’s Workshop” page.
This work in progress was begun earlier in the summer, while everything was still green. The valley is still predominately green, but beginning to shade into fall colors. You can follow its progress on mypage.
Plein Air at Kla Ha Ya Riverfront Park, Snohomish.
Painting at Kla Ha Ya Riverfront Park in downtown Snohomish. This is the first day. The boat in the picture is moored illegally, and has been there for three weeks. There is a lot of mystery and speculation about it amongst members of the community. Perhaps the owner has passed away on the boat, or it has been abandoned with illicit pirate treasure. Aaaarrrrggghhhh!!! Someone should investigate.
This study was done on Lowell Larimer Road, overlooking the Snohomish Valley. I was painting on site w/ Mehdi Fallahian. I did two small studies before the heat made the field untenable.
Update: I’ve put some more material related to this subject on the page of this website. Please check it out!
I’ve added some work-in-progress previews of a new painting, ‘J & M Cafe At Dusk’, to thesection of this website. My intention is to present new works and works in progress, with comments and images to illustrate my working process. Have a look.