Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


K River - 9

This is a shot of the painting part-way thru.
That S-shaped tree is fun. I love black spruce.

So why am I doing these studies on black gesso?
Some painters like it for nocturnes (painting at night, or of the night).

Very simply, I think painting pigment over black really intensifies colors.
I guess good old Bob Ross used black gesso for many of his happy little paintings.

Last Lake   6x6 inches    oil on Arches oil paper

I love the way the lake reflection turned out! and the trees, and the foreground...

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