August 24, 2015

Anime Girls

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches

This is a group of young ladies enjoying themselves at the Cherry Blossom Festival earlier this year. Brightly colored wigs were everywhere. This is my entry for the Crowd of People Challenge at Daily Paintworks.

August 20, 2015

Salvation Lake

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

This was getting bogged down with too much tiny detail, so I scraped it off a bit and started attacking it with the palette knife. Then I switched to a bigger brush and kept it loose.

August 19, 2015

Cows

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches

I don't usually rearrange many elements if a composition, but the photos I had of the cows in the field were not so great, so I took a scene and simplified it and moved them about. This is my entry for this weeks Daily Paintworks challenge, where you can see some other great cow paintings.

August 17, 2015

Country House

Acrylic on Panel - 8 x 10 inches

I was painting with my dad and we picked this spot because it was shaded from the Summer sun and had some interesting views. This little house wasn't terribly interesting, but I liked the shadows along the road, so I decided to make that a bigger part of the composition. I knew I had to work quickly because of the shifting light, but since it was close to the middle of the day, it didn't really shift all that much. I guess one of the benefits for painting outside of the golden hour.

August 15, 2015

Hydrangea Shade

Acrylic on Panel - 6 x 6 inches

The tops of the flowers where picking up the last light as the sun went behind the house and really asked to be painted.

August 12, 2015

Sonoma Coast

Acrylic on Panel - 5 x 7 inches

In the original version of this, I included the foreground because it had colorful flowers and coastal plants and grasses. In the knife version I did, that area just looked messy and didn't add much, I thought. So I did another cropped in a bit closer.