Monthly Archives: December 2011

Carmen – Complete

Carmen

18 x 36 – Acrylic on Wood

Here is my last painting of 2011 – a very good year if I do say so. :) I’m still waiting for a picturesque winter day that I can immortalize in digital film and hopefully paint. But until then I have a few others waiting to be painted. I think I’m feeling a blue sky with fluffy clouds coming on. :)

Happy New Year and may the best be yet to come!

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Carmen – WIP10

Carmen

18 x 36 – Acrylic on Wood

Only a few days left ’til 2012! I can hardly believe how quickly this year has flown by! I’ve only a little left of this painting too! I guess this will be the last of 2011.  No worries though as I have about a zillion paintings planned for next year. :)

I’ve made it to the top of this one – all the branches striving for the light, gently jostling for the best spots. :)

 

red art painting abstract tree maple fall yellow sky color

Carmen – WIP8

Carmen

18 x 36 – Acrylic on Wood

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday! I’m finding lots of time for family and friends, but I’m still managing to squeeze in some painting too! :)

I have moved to the top of the tree where the branches thin out and you can see glimpses of sky bright with sunshine. It’s very interesting working with this limited palette. Everything’s on fire! :)

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Carmen – WIP7

Carmen

18 x 36 – Acrylic on Wood

 

It’s looking like we’ll have a green Christmas for sure this year. That’s ok since we will be doing some visiting and that will make driving easier. I do like those first few hours after a snowfall when everything is glittery and pristine. But I can be patient. :)

I have done some more work around the tree this session. Sun-kissed and dappled with fallen leaves the foreground is providing a nice contrast so far. :)

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Carmen – WIP6

Carmen

18 x 36 – Acrylic on Wood

Unseasonably mild means still no snow, so no thoughts of winter paintings are entering my head. (Just as well as I have a few more fall ones I want to do. :) )

I did a little exploring on the background to see how it’s going to look, as well as more work on the interior of the tree. I think I know where it’s going, but we shall see. :)

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Carmen – WIP5

Carmen

18 x 36 – Acrylic on Wood

A beautiful late fall weekend, no snow yet but the air is crisp and the leaves crunch underfoot. I haven’t been taking many photos as this time of year feels very in-between to me – the deep colours of earlier fall are gone, but the contrast of bright snow and deep shadows hasn’t arrived yet.

I’m moving along smoothly with ‘Carmen’. The colours are reminding me of ‘Fiesta’, but the shapes are so much more complex and intertwined. It’s really interesting to me to look at some of my previous paintings and see my evolution. :)

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