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.


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.