Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Weekly Warm-up #4

This painting started as a fascination with the desert sky. We drove down to Monument Valley and stopped at this jewelry stand. The clouds there were so fun I had to try to paint them. The trickiest part of this painting was getting the color of the shadows right. I worked to capture the color under the roof of the stand, so that it would read correctly as shadow and give the viewer a feeling of depth.
Monument Valley Summer Market
11" x 14"
Oil on Board

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Work Week

Well, there are painting weeks and there are prep weeks. These last two weeks have been intense prep weeks. Richard has been preparing boards to paint on, posing models for upcoming paintings, and taking a trip to the Wasatch front to buy paints and other supplies. I suppose one can't paint without paint.

So, while I'm anxiously awaiting what new work will emerge from the studio next week, I thought I'd share this flyer about one of his most recent series of paintings. These are some of my favorites, and this gives a little background on why he created them (click on the flyer to see it larger):