Happy New Year to all! I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last entry. It was a busy and fun holiday season, especially with my older son home from college and all of us together as a family, but I’m glad it’s over and we can move back into our “normal” schedules and closer to spring.
I’ve been working on this small oil (8″ x 10″) and while it’s still not finished, it’s nearing completion. It’s difficult to paint a very white rock, and I’m finding that getting the subtle, embedded color variations requires lots of layering. I have also started another oil painting of stones, and done an artists trading card for the first time. It’s very interesting to work on such a small scale, and seems to require an entirely different way of thinking about composition and scale.
I still have a couple more ideas for oils and drawings in this series. I want to do at least one large oil (approximately 3′ x 4′) and see what that brings to the table, so to speak. I used to work at that size and larger, so it will be fun to try it again.
I hope the New Year is going well for everyone, and would love to hear from any and all with a comment!