A few weeks ago I went to see "Exit Wounds" a production put on by Ballet Austin. I sketched the dancers when I had enough light. This image was inspired by one of those sketches. I found some Masa paper that I had treated with gesso. The underlying image was done with ink applied with a bamboo nib. I later added watercolor and gouache. I tried to maintain the same line integrity that I was able to achieve in the initial sketch.
This is another Ben White sunrise image. I am enjoying this series. This is a gouache painting on blueish grey card stock. When I first opened this image up on my computer the first thought was God's natural abstraction. I of course took license with the colors I chose to use.
Before we sprang forward with our time, this is what Ben White looked liked on my way to work. I loved the way the light was just kissing the landscape...as if saying wake up. These colors make it hard for the artist in me to drive. Self preservation always takes over and thankfully I get to work safely.
It feels as if winter will just not go away. I don't mind much because I like cooler weather. This painting was inspired by photos of a friends ranch when we had our first or second round of snow. Hay bales are one of my favorite subjects. I'm attracted to their imperfect symmetry.
This is the view I get just as I go down the hill on West Lynn on my way to work. I like how the lights and darks balance one another out. Add in the sunrise and you have perfection and the anticipation of a new day.
This is what Bee Caves Road looks like early in the morning when its rainy and foggy. This scene makes me think of classical music because that is what I listen to in the car to avoid road rage. It also makes me feel cozy. I'm inspired by the morning sky and the effects of weather on the landscape. Gouache and grey card stock are what I'm using in this series.