Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This little painting from the Tihonet drawing (8" x 10") is on board and gold leaf. The gold-leaf does a lot of the work in creating light. I probably over-worked the entire tree area and should have relied on the gold-leaf more. I'm still experimenting with format for these. I think I prefer the grids.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The area of Massachusetts I live in is rich with cranberry bogs. The bogs are often located near a significant water source because bogs are flooded to protect them from frost and, in some cases, for harvesting. One such water source is Tihonet Pond. This sketch is of what I think is a drainage ditch from the pond. My hand has progressed enough that I can use it to draw and paint.