Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Anza Out of the Woods

A new Anza painting in honor of the upcoming Anza Days 2016 at Canoa Ranch and Tubac Arizona. This one is of Anza and troops coming out of the woods near the river. I painted this one with casein and then finished in acrylic.

Out of the Woods
Casein and Acrylic on panel
8x10 inch

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Painting in the rain

On September 7, 2016 remnants from tropical storm Newton hit Tucson and it rained all day.  Its so unusual for us here in the desert to get a full day of rain. I got out my casein paints on the patio and painted my garden using rainwater. Casein is becoming my favorite medium for plein air painting.

Backyard in the rain
Casein on paper
9x12 inch

Friday, September 9, 2016

Archangel Gabriel, Raphael and Uriel.

I recently finished a series of paintings of three of the Archangels.
These are digital paintings. I started them on my iPad pro using the Procreate app. I did most of the rendering using the Apple Pencil. It responds just like a brush or pencil or what ever tool I assign to it. At a certain stage, I flipped them onto the computer and finished them in Photoshop.

These will be used by Doreen Virtue in  a series of new apps that will be available soon. The app using my Archangel Michael is already available.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Plein Air

Another plein air study from my backyard. I sprayed myself down with mosquito repellant and sat for about an hour and a half on my back patio.  My goal is capturing values and lighting.  There were lots of hummingbirds, woodpeckers, towhees, dragonflies and butterflies flying through my field of vision. I need to include some of them in the next painting.

Acrylic on paper
9x12 inch