Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Chiaroscuro and the effect of light

There is something about a bright object emerging from the hazy shadow that catches one's attention. Rembrandt and Caravaggio knew this and used pushed the concept to its fullest. But its not as simply as painting dark and light. Instead, its all about relationship. The shadow must have enough dark to be shadow and enough transparency to recede into the background. For me, painting the chiaroscuro background is the most difficult part of painting and, as a result, the most exciting.  

Monday, March 14, 2016

Finally Back Up and Running--And a Bunch of Paintings

Its been way too long since I posted here. I had trouble with my mobile blogger app and, as with everything, it just got lost in the shuffle.  I have, none the less, been busy painting. Here are a few, with much more to come. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Revel Time and some New Art Work

Cannot believe I have not posted since July. Time has just flown by.   Ill be at the Red River Revel in Shreveport October 2-6. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015