Friday, August 25, 2006

The Well Step 2

The Well Step 2
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
The goal of this session was to get all the values in. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I have to be away tomorrow, but I am hoping I can start laying in some color on Sunday.

The Well step 1

The Well step 1
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
I had the day off today. An unexpected treat. I got up early, worked in the garden, did some freelance work. Then started this painting guilt free. It was a lot of fun just to push the paint around.

Monday, August 21, 2006

For Wally's poetry marathon

I made changes to this based on feedback from a lot of you to push the background back. I also wanted to use it to resond to Wally's call for entries to his poetry marathon. The poem is below...

Think Like a Tree

by Karen I. Shragg

Soak up the sun
Affirm life's magic
Be graceful in the wind
Stand tall after a storm
Feel refreshed after it rains
Grow strong without notice
Be prepared for each season
Provide shelter to strangers
Hang tough through a cold spell
Emerge renewed at the first signs of spring
Stay deeply rooted while reaching for the sky
Be still long enough to
hear your own leaves rustling.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

I THINK I'm done

I THINK I'm done
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
I wanted to finish this tonight. So I got to work after dinner. I ended up trying to tie the high lights in the sky into the foreground. And that was about it. I thought I had more work in front of me, but this is feeling pretty resolved. Perhaps when it dries I might add a violet glaze over the left portion of the house to push it back a bit.

My father's 80th birthday is comig up in very soon. He just bought a new home in the mountains of North Carolina. My wife suggested giving this to him as a house warming/birthday present. What do you think?

Getting back to basics

Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
I was talking with a collegue of mine today about painting. And about blogging. We were looking at some beautiful lanscape paintings and it really got under my skin. Why I am I hesitating? What's holding me back? Why can't just go home tonight and paint?

I started to count this list off on my fingers. I've paid my bills for the month, I'm caught up on my freelance work, ( I could always do more when it it comes to my day job so what's one night ) There's nothing on TV I want to watch. My kids are all out doing things.


So I did.

I'm not finished with this piece, but I'm happy with it after a couple of hours of work, I wasn't sure if I should post the work in progress, but you know me... show everything.

So here's me getting back into oils after a vacatiion that has gone on way too long.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Lacrosse Sunset

Lacrosse Sunset
Originally uploaded by chuckrose1.
I was picking up my son the other day from lacrosse practice and there was this beautiful sunset in play. This is Summer.= at it''s best.