Starting Another House

I am finally comfortable enough with oils to attempt the next house in my large commission. I would like to thank my extremely patient and encouraging client for suffering me to do this. Here are a couple of work in progress photos. Of course, since it is oils, it is taking much longer. I am still not used to waiting so long between layers. I think my style is going to be different with oils than it was with acrylics. The first photo is the underpainting, which, in my case, is just a rough map of where things go.

In the following photo, the only thing done is the sky. The other colors are just foundation colors, which I will build on with many more colors until I get it where I want it.

I have also started another painting:

That is supposed to be water. LOL! Those ripples are gonna be the death of me!

For those of you who have not seen the May Offering, I am offering for sale for the month of May a print of the acrylic painting “Blue Jay”. Please click here for information.

The other night, I was walking Toby just as it was getting dark and noticed that the mist was rolling in after a FEROCIOUS thunderstorm the night before and a day of rain. So, I put Toby in and got my camera out. It was pretty dark, but I set the light adjustment to make it lighter and it actually looks like it is much earlier in the day! I thought that was nifty.

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton