"Along the Path," 24"x36", acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
While Jack and his 2 kids were at the Spearfish Rec Center enjoying the pool, I used it as a day to paint the third in a series of Bear Butte paintings.
This piece is on gallery-wrapped canvas rather than the cradled gessobord I normally use. I also painted this with acrylics instead of oils. It made for a rather quick painting, despite its size. As you can see, the painting started out on a cad red background like all my other paintings. Don't know why, but it just makes it easier to get a fast start with a colored background than fighting the feeling of needing to get the white canvas filled up.
Step 1--- RED!
Once I finish editing the painting image for both the web and my records, the boring part of painting will begin with getting these 3 Bear Butte pieces ready for hanging. One good thing is...power tools. Kinda dig that.
These will be on display and for sale at
. All my work is sold through the gallery. They are a non-profit gallery and any commission helps keep their doors open! Just so you know, I don't increase the cost of my paintings to cover my commission. In fact, I make less when sold through the gallery. It's just a win-win to be honest. They support me and my art in many ways and to undercut them is so not nice!
Step 2 --- blocking in fields of color
Tomorrow will be another art residency day at the
from 3pm to 7pm. Gorgeous location and the lobby has huge windows overlooking the canyon walls.
If you're out & about, stop in and keep me company! Or buy something--that would be awesome.