Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Trip to the Redwood forest

Short story based on my visit to the Redwood National and State Parks. I still feel as though I didn’t really capture the mood that magic that’s in the forest but still close. It’s really difficult to capture something that feels authentic, rather than something artificial.
(update) I changed the paintings to png to see if the color and value would be more correct, blogger has been really frustrating and I'm not sure why jpg keep coming out really messed up.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

I actually reached a thousand followers on Tumbler! That’s pretty awesome and thanks for viewing! I figured I should post something for the occasion.

Earlier this year, I went to Ireland for the first time and it was a game changer for me. These paintings are based on colors and moods I was feeling, not necessarily a specific location. It was an attempt to capture how I felt at a particular moment and the color and light I observed. I decided not to do any drawings or paintings when I was there, even though I packed everything I would need. I simply wanted to observe the environment. I felt as though I was seeing a classic European painting in front of me and maybe understood their painting decisions a little more.. the next time I return, I’ll actually draw and paint something! ….maybe.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for checking out my paintings and following!