It was very breezy so I used a bungee cord to tie my easel to a light pole. I like to look at the choices we made -- I was very taken by the dramatic rise of the bridge as it comes closer; Melissa chose a longer canvas to paint the bridge head on.
June 29, 2011
June 22, 2011
Melissa Miller (another Foundry Gallery artist) and I met today out at Great Falls Virginia and got to work in 96 degree heat. The sight of water was not enough to cool us off. My painting is on the left on the metal easel, hers on the right.
June 21, 2011
I will be in the gallery from 1 to 3 on Thursday, June 23 to meet up with some friends who are coming to the show. Join us!
The show comes down on Sunday, June 26 at 6 pm.
The Foundry is at 1314 18th Street, NW., open W-F 1 to 7 pm, S & S 12 - 6 pm.
June 14, 2011
I added other planes to the painting and deepened the shadows on the plane in front. It was hard to reduce the wing width -- you can't help but see the wings as huge and wide -- but their right place in the painting is as a mostly horizontal surface which simply would stand up vertically if painted any wider. I still have some work to do in the sky and in the little white plane on the right.
June 8, 2011
June 6, 2011
I've just returned from a less-than-24 hour trip to Hanover NH. I was up this morning at 4:30 a.m. in NH to fly back to DC and in a state of sheer exhaustion joined the group of painters at the Montgomery County Airpark. I wasn't sure if I was seeing planes or just hallucinating. I not only had a short trip out of town (which was rivaled only by my trip to Camden NJ three days ago -- that was a 4:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. day trip) but I also didn't have a whole lot of time to look at this plane I was painting. My dad used to fly small planes and I can remember feeling queasy in planes that looked a lot like this one. I hope it's still sitting at the airport on Wednesday when I'll get back out there.
June 3, 2011
Two paintings sold -- the live lobster and a tree painting, Yellow Light. A very nice evening and fun talking to friends. Elena, who modeled for me over the winter, came by with her husband Reinhold -- I think she wanted to see the paintings she'd posed for, but they didn't fit into the show.