Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Since today is such a beautiful day in Dayton with the Sun shinning was able to take care of business at the front of the Gallery this afternoon. When the client came to pickup her tryptch of Mayan Memories she was thrilled with the way it "shined" in the light. Back under the florescent lighting of the Silent Auction room the piece had life to it but was quietly waiting for the REVEAL of sunlight. It has gold leafing hidden within. It was a pleasure to watch her face match the art and warm my soul.
It had been more than 30 days since she bid on the artwork. She beat out two other bids by jumping over them with her bid but admitted she needed another look at it this morning.
I was thinking while waiting on her to come to the gallery that this piece was inspired by the healing sink hole within the Mayan Reservation in Cancun. The leaves that shimmered in the light and look of the waters some 45 below the opening above where as vivid as day stood there and sketched them for this piece. Wine may get better with time however art and the making of it seasons better for this one!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
have more work to do. May just add that solitary "deer" the grandson says he was sure he saw down at Cade's Cove in the Smokys. See need to adjust the grove of autumn splendor at the foot of the mountain and goes without saying more detailing on the branches at the lower end of the focal tree. More of the Autumn sun hitting the russet red in the tree as well. Lighten the mid ground area where the sun kissed the open landscape. Yelp...still not there. This is where add that "in the moment" feel to make it come to life.
This will be the featured original for the December drawing. For every print sold an opportunity to own this original. It has to make them feel they are standing right within the mountains splendor. Autumn in the mountains is especially hard to paint as all the colors compete everywhere you look. The setting slowly seeps into your conscious after you are hit with the COLOR.