Saturday, June 04, 2005
The painting Il Colosso...Roma was taken from a photograph I took while in Rome. I only had six hours so I selected the colosseum as the one site I wanted to visit. The painting is based on a drawing done from the photograph with color added in water based oil paint. The final touch to the design was the addition of a glaze of transparent red in oil paint. The painting was developed in several glazes with a final glaze of liquin by Winsor and Newton, try it, it produces a very effective glaze over your painting.
Friday, June 03, 2005
The photograph shown here was taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the time I spent in a watercolor painting workshop at the Ghost Ranch. My wife and I took a walking tour of Santa Fe gardens-they have gardens but little water to support then-during the heat of the day. I took many photos of the Santa Fe neighborhood we toured and was pleasantly surprised to find the mail box photo shown here in the batch I processed. I plan to submit the photo to The Artist in the Forest Art show in August. Maybe I will win a prize, hope so!