Tuesday, June 16, 2015

CHASING LIGHT PROJECT 2015- SPOTS 2, 3 & 4


Here are the results from the next 3 painting locations.  I am doing the very best I can to study these scenes and paint them to the best of my ability.  I can't say that I "enjoy" it 100% of the time.  It's hot, it's sticky, I'm sweaty, I'm sunburned, I'm covered in mosquito bites....you get the picture and it's not pretty.  But I keep thinking about the legacy that's come before me. Every artist that has studied and practiced their craft so hard throughout the centuries has left me with a mandate to try harder. I think about Sorolla hauling his canvases down to the beach to paint from life. How Thomas Moran hiked up the sides of mountains and I laugh at myself. Modern life has led me to like comfort, but surprisingly that's not always rewarding!  Getting out of my comfort zone is not pleasant, but it is rewarding. The fun thing is, I become a different version of myself every time I complete one of these paintings.  That's pretty great.  So, I hope you will enjoy the results of my project.....and watch as I keep being uncomfortable! I am about halfway through my practice right now. Temperatures keep rising. We are getting more rain today and tomorrow which is halting me, but I am determined to see the 10 locations, 60 paintings through.  I hope you are enjoying the paintings and thank you for following the project.

Painting Spot #2 - Tree in North Pasture - Sunrise to Sunset- West Facing


 










Painting Spot #2 - Farm with Silo - Sunrise to Sunset- East Facing






 
 



 
 
 
 
 

Painting Spot #4 - Hay Field - Sunrise to Sunset- Northwest Facing





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