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.

1.28.2018

Painting on the easel today - gulp ...


I like to challenge myself, 
but I may have bitten off more than I can chew today ...
I saw this photo on Instagram back in July 
and told myself that I wanted to try to do my version of it in (oil) paint.

Ilulissat, Greenland - photo by Evelyn Hannon

So I actually wrote to Evelyn Hannon to ask her permission to try it. 
She graciously said yes!

Evelyn writes the website http://journeywoman.com/ and
I follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/evelynhannon/.

If you have not been to her website or looked at her IG, 
please check it out. 
She takes some amazing photos and travels all over the place! 
A woman after my own heart!


Initial sketch to get my head around what to do. (approx 7 x 9 inches, pencil)


Found some 10 x 12 inch panels I had prepared sitting nearby, 
and decided this to be a perfect size. 
It would be so great to have a big studio to make some GIANT paintings, tho'
... 
like 50 x 60 inches!)

So this is what is on the easel so far. I will post again with further progress (I hope!).

Thanks for checking in!

Happy happy painting!

btw - who is out painting in the snow? 
We actually have some - I need to get out!!!!



3 comments:

Jackie French said...

Hello Teri: I love the picture and can't wait to see what your vision is for the painting. I've been following Evelyn Hannon for many, many years. I love her adventurous spirit and the amazing photos that she posts.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I am excited to see this develop. I love the photo and can see why you felt the pull to paint it.
Thank you for the link - Evelyn is quite remarkable with her eye for a photo.

Chris Lally said...

Wow! What an awesome reference photo. And you are definitely up to the challenge, my friend!
Thanks for the link. I am looking forward to diving into Evelyn's blog.