Unless you have a view camera, the landscape out here can be too big for a camera to take a good ref. I went out to the Prescott granite dells today and took a grid of about 15 photos from which I will later make a photo-mosaic. This 15" x 20" oil sketch is so I will know where my 3 x 4 viewing box cropped the image (so I'll know where to crop my photo-mosaic ref that I'll later use for another of the 6' x 8' pieces. 1 hr. 45 min. Attachment 146065
The greyish beige was actually mostly very light spots on the crowns of some of the rounded rocks. It was just getting very windy and I needed to get some general shapes on there for my reference using some paint I had earlier mixed for some shadow areas. I know which is which, but it is probably not very helpful to most of you.
Thank you Zoroko. I'm always delighted to meet abstract friendly people on here. This photo combines some of the brickwork I'm doing on my patio, the fence I built last year, and an abstract I completed this morning I call Emerald Forest (Nothing to do with the Boorman movie). Later this week I'll probably post the rather abstract stone driveway I've been building.
I call it Stone Driveway. The gravel part out there is mostly town property and they might someday tear it up to build a side walk. I stopped a couple of feet short of my property line, as I did with my fence.
Some more acrylic and then some digital painting. Attachment 156470
My caption is "The thing I always hated most about the Golden Gar of the Vernal Equinox was the way it would wait until everyone had ingested their peyote, and then begin quoting passages from the Internal Revenue Code. I think he was doing it on purpose."
I am currently making a sculpture I will call Booster Stage. This is the plaster of paris and coffee cans still in their mold (except for the scrap board that was at the base separated from the plaster by a thin layer of modeling clay which I have removed). In the foreground is some carved MDF panel with primer. These will be cast coming up out of the coffee cans. After removal of the detergent bucket and some painting, I will remove the masking tape from the cans so their stainless steel sheen is revealed.