Sunday, February 4, 2018
This painting was commissioned by a friend from college who grew up near this park. The sky in the reference photo I worked from was overexposed and pretty much blank, so I had to invent one. Originally I had a more moody, twilight feel in mind, but the painting took another direction to a more bright, daylight feel. The geese were added to add some interest to the sky.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Saturday, December 5, 2015
The outlet of Cazenovia Lake. I had thought of painting this scene many times before, but I could nver really figure out a composition. Then one day I was walking by at a time of day that the light was just right and the cloud that you see in the painting was passing by in just the right spot. Luckily I had my camera with me and got a good reference photo. As always, I didn't follow the photo exactly and made subtle changes here and there, but this is my version of how the lake looked that day.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The Pier at Cazenovia Lake. This one was a struggle to paint and seemed to take forever. I still wasn't sure about it when I had finished it, but it has since grown on me. It takes time to distance myself enough from a painting for me to look at it objectively. The ones I think are good at the time usually seem not quite so good after a few months, the opposite is usually true with the ones I'm not satisfied with.