|New Year's Eve Morning, 8x10 oil on linen panel|
This was the first painting of the day which was to be filled with fast moving, wonderful cloud formations. Oddly enough there was hardly a breeze which made painting very easy. I guess the air was moving faster above. I loved the silvery effect of this morning light.
This was my second and final painting of the day. All I did was turn my easel around and face north. The cloud show was magnificent! Just when I thought I had the best formation another wonderful one would float by. It was frustrating. I also found it difficult to get as much luminosity into the clouds as I wished. Adding a little cadmium lemon yellow to titanium white helped for the brightest spots.
|New Year's Eve Afternoon, 8x10 oil on panel|
I want to thank all of you who have spent a few minutes visiting me and my work this year. I have only been blogging since July and I wasn't sure I would like it but I must say I do. It helps to put down my thoughts and I love the opportunity of reaching a much wider audience than I ordinarily would. I do hope some of you feel moved to leave comments from time to time. Feedback is always good to have.
This has been a trying year for the world. My wish for all of us is for more peace, happiness and success and much less hatred, war and destruction. That may sound cliche but I can't think of a better way to state it. I hope the beauty I find in nature and that I try to express in my paintings says it best of all. So world, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Let's do it better in 2012!