Friday, February 26, 2010

Studio View of Mt. LeConte

This is the view of the snow-covered Smoky Mountains from my studio window made today. It is rare to see Mt LeConte this clearly, except on cold clear days.
This view is from my studio window at dusk about a week ago.
This photo was also made in mid February 2010. The sun is leaving its last rays before sunset in the valley.
This is usually the view with the distant mountains in the fog or haze. There is ice on the trees and hills.

Another Texture Experiment

This is an abstracted view from my studio. On a clear day I can see Mt. LeConte in the Smoky Mountains.

See beautiful photos of Mt. LeConte on this blog by the the winter caretaker at the lodge.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Texture Experiment

Acrylic on canvas, 24 X 48
This is an experiment in using the Coarse Pumice Gel by Golden Artist Colors. I bought a book, "Rethinking Acrylic" by Patti Brady which had radical solutions for exploiting the versatile medium. Enlarge by clicking on image to see the texture.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Icy Walk Path in Tennessee

For this painting, to depict an icy path in Tennessee, I used Winsor &

Newton Iridescent White Acrylic paint. It is hard to show in a photo the

beautiful sheen and sparkle that this paint gave to this piece.

The piece is 30 X 40 X 1-1/4, Acrylic, Ink and Art Tissue Paper

It is painted around the sides, so no need to frame.