If you get a chance today, go check out Khan Academy’s excellent video about this Aegean art. You can find that here. It is well worth the watch. I love those frescos. If i can create anything as half as beautiful and timeless as these are, then my life will be well spent.
Inspiration from the artists who pour acrylic paint instead of using brushes. I rather like the effect. Any thoughts on this one?
This one was hard. I was trying for something else that just wasnt working. I swiped my palette knife across the canvas with the intent of starting over. But, I liked it, and it stayed. At what point is art, art?
So you may remember the first City at Night on here. I liked that one, but I haz skillz now so I thought I would like to come back to the concept. For reference, here is the first one, done in March of this year;
And here is the one I just did, in oils this time.
The second one is called Stars on Earth. I still like the first, but I’m pleased to be progressing.
This one makes me smile. It captures a single moment, and feels almost mythical. This one is done in oils and with a color new to me: Alizarin crimson. You will definitely see more in this color from me.
The Sierra Nevada mountains are beautiful always, but especially so right now when the snow is melting and the flowers are starting to bloom. The lupines are my favorite of all the wildflowers.
Yesterday while I was out walking, I saw this hawk circling. It was beautiful to watch, though the rabbits probably didnt think so. At one point this little bird starts harrassing the hawk by swooping and touching wings before veering away to do it again. The small bird drove the bird of prey away by pestering it. Perhaps that bird had babies it was protecting, or perhaps it was bored. Looking back on it, it seems to be an omen. The hawks will leave if we bother them enough. Just, stay out of reach of those talons.
Here are some pictures of the landscape. No hawk pictures unfortunately! They move so fast.