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.


Day 14 - 30 Paintings in January

Almost a Nocturne

"Perhaps we delight in the evening because we have had the day. 
It is seldom that the appearance of night 
can be produced by a very black drawing. 
The beauty of night is not so much in what you cannot see 
as in what you can see. 
It is a fine thing, after the brilliant reds and blues and yellows of daylight, 
to see the close harmony of evening and night. 
Night can be painted so that it will be beautiful and true 
with a palette that does not drop into black 
but has instead a surprising richness of tone."
- Robert Henri

4pm Juneau    8 x 6 inches    oil on Arches Huile paper

And this was the view as I began ... 
the lights were already beginning to blink on downtown.

This painting is one where I am very glad to be using a limited palette. 
I hope to produce some of that "surprising richness in tone" ... it really is
quite different seeing it in real life.


Chris Lally said...

Wow!! My new favorite, Teri!!!

Teri said...

Chris you are too kind! Thanks!

Carole Baker said...

I love the 4PM

Teri said...

Thanks Carole! When are you traveling to Juneau again?

Carole Baker said...

I'll be coming through on my way to Florida on Feb 19 and back just in time for the retreat on March 11.

Teri said...

Yay! Glad you will be at the retreat! I will be there on Saturday.