Wednesday, April 2, 2014

More studies

This is on my easel today, a value study (sketch) and a color study (5" X 7" acrylic panel) for a larger painting.  I took many photos when I was at Canyonlands National Park last fall.  Then I had to decide which one would make a good painting.  I played around with several of them and cropped them in various formats (vertical/horizontal).  I decided to make a small study first before I tackle a larger canvas.

Spring is slowly getting here to New Hampshire.  I saw my first spring flower yesterday when I was out walking, a snowdrop.  The snow is gradually melting as the temperature warms up a little.  I'm looking forward to doing some outdoor work on our yard this weekend.

I think this is the final version of the last painting I posted.  I always let my paintings dry for a while before I varnish them in case I decide they need a little more of something.  It's hard to decide when a painting is actually finished, but other artists tell me the same thing.

Meanwhile, I'm making some miniatures for a craft show we are doing later this month.  I'll have my cards, prints and some small paintings with me.  The Home, Recreation & Food Festival is sponsored by the Alton Centennial Rotary Club.  Saturday, April 26, 2014. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Prospect Mountain High School, Alton, NH. (off Rt. 28, 1 mile south of the Alton Traffic Circle). My husband will have his books for sale and we will be sharing a table.  Please introduce yourself if you come.  It's a great show in a beautiful part of the state.

I'm also happy to report that the "Matzah Factory" painting I posted a little while ago has a buyer. I'll be framing that over the weekend.  Passover starts at sundown on April 14th, so the painting will be at its new home in time.


2 comments:

Shahana Shafiuddin said...

Good work

Linda H. Feinberg said...

Thank you. I've started on the 16" X 20" painting I am making of this scene.