Sunday, February 9, 2014

Montana in the Morning

The inspiration for this painting was a photo I took while taking my grand kids to school in Laurel, Montana one morning. The light was so beautiful coming through these trees. The drive between Laurel and Billings at 7:30 a.m. can be just gorgeous. Right now it is covered in a blanket of snow!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

One Stroke Challenge.........Bleeding Hearts

This weeks challenge is One Stroke....Do not overwork your paintings. Put down a color and then mix another until you are done. I chose this close up of bleeding hearts. Oh, and use a 1/2 flat brush. Now that is a challenge in itself. No fussing. Slap it on!!!
I decided the leaves of the previous painting were distracting and painted them out. Also the background was not showing off the main attraction. So I darkened it. Which is better?