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Art class continues

This is the project from the last couple of weeks. I did two versions of the same subject, a tuna boat approaching a pier just before dawn.

abstract view of tuna boat at Dutch Harbor

abstract view of tuna boat at Dutch Harbor

More realistic treatment of tuna boat

More realistic treatment of tuna boat

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first painting of 2017

This is more warmup than anything, since it’s been a couple of months since I did any real painting (as opposed to sketching, or finishing acrylic on canvas paper. View of Heidelberg Old Town from the Schloss. I think it looks a bit like I’m standing in the remains of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, where the briers still haven’t given up.

Heidelberg Old Town from the Schloss

Heidelberg Old Town from the Schloss

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more of this class’s work

canyon

This one’s still in progress; the canyon walls and the stream are still unfinished and I’m not consistent about where the sunlight is coming from. But it’s coming along nicely.

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last painting of the season

I’ve been forgetting to post my progress. Here’s the one I’ve been working on for the last two weeks. I’m not sure whether it’s finished or not.

rhododendron

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Yeah, the night before this week’s class, I finally remember :p

I still can’t get the car right, and the perspective on the shack is off, too. May need some more work on that before I start the big painting.

another study of sunrise and coffee shack

sunrise and coffee shack

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Art Class 3 March 2016

I did another study for the big project, this time focusing on the sunrise. Came up with this, which I’m fairly pleased with:

study for sunrise in big project

study for sunrise in big project

I’m going to play around some with the band of green and mountains behind the guardrail; I think it probably needs to be darker relative to the green in the foreground.

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Art class 25 Feb 2016

We missed two weeks of art while we were in California visiting Steven and his family. I guess the break was good for my head because I realized the next step for me is to think on a bigger scale. Gulp. The very idea of a big painting, even if it’s the same sort of subjects I’ve been doing, is intimidating.

So this is the study I did last week for the big painting I want to do next. It’s the coffee shack near my mom’s house, from my last visit in September.

study for planned large format painting (gulp)

study for planned large format painting (gulp)

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