Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I've been itching to paint a night scene for some time now. I tried to capture the glow of the lights as they illuminate the front entrance. I chose mainly warm colors – yellows and oranges – probably since the weather is still relatively warm and the fall decorations were in place. You can contrast this with another night scene I painted several years ago (mainly cool colors - blues and purples - using watercolors). The title, "Monday Night Meeting", stems from our weekly meetings at the "Art on Main" gallery.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This painting is based on a photo I took several years ago just after we installed a G-clef on the PCA's bell tower. This particular Spring morning, the Westford Common was filled with campaign signs and sandwich boards. Traffic was starting to pick up as people rushed to do errands. I tried to capture a sense of this energy along with the morning light as it reflected off the road and the cars.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I've become a bit obsessed with acorns. The past couple months, I've collected quite a few and have lined them up on my bedroom windowsill. When fresh, acorns are a beautiful shade of green. Unfortunately, they dry out and fade to a dull, tan color. These acorns were actually quite dull so I used some artistic license to punch up their color.