Ive been getting alot of emails from people worried that now i'm out of Daily Painters Gallery it will affect this blog somehow or that they wont get the posts automatically in their mailbox. have no fear, dropping DPG is seperate and apart from this site, and doesnt affect my blog or "subscribers" to my blog in any way. it just means i wont be on the site dailypainters.com any more. so if you didnt go there alot you wont notice any changes.
Here's the finished 22x28 that i've been working on for the last several days. sketches, studies, two days in the field and some tweaking in the studio. was it worth it? only those looking at it will be able to answer that but i think that i love it. its still has a plein air, spontaneous and colorful look that marks my style, but its more subtle and complex in all the shapes. note: check out the blah marsh picture under this post to see how i colorized it to look like spring.
i had time to work the painting like i wanted to without any thought, whatsoever, of time. it was liberating. work on the painting as long as it takes, period. the question will be will folks think its worth the extra money. but i guess thats why really good wine, sold at a fine wine dealer that took decades to make, costs more than wine called Two Buck Chuck that they just made last month and sell at Trader Joe's grocery store.
Stay tuned for the results!