Thursday, May 10, 2012

Landscapes in progress

I've had a busy week. Appointments with son and doctors, training on my new part time job, meeting with art friends. And I'm proud that almost every morning, I worked on painting something. Yay for me! *laughing*

This is the third (yes third) rendition of this sunset mountain landscape, still a work in progress. In my first two versions, my mountain was too dark, and my foreground trees did not show up as I wished. So I've painted my mountain again a bit lighter and still have the trees add. 
I see in the photo that I'll need to touch up the sky... paint splatters. How did I do THAT, I wonder? Perhaps I should just start over from scratch. :)

I also worked on this little canvas, which I'd started a bit ago. It still needs a lot of work, and will have more textural bits incorporated into it. 

There are a few others in progress but photos did not work out, so this is all I'm sharing today.  
Thanks for stopping by! 


I'm playing along with Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin. You must check out what the other artists have created this week. It's sure to inspire you! 




33 comments:

Beadwright said...

Helen I love these. Especially the second one.
Nicole/Beadwright

Jenn said...

I really like the colors in your first painting - makes me want to climb inside and soak in the beauty of sky and mountain! Loving the texture in your second painting!!

Yay for taking "you" time to paint everyday!!

JKW said...

I love watching a work in progress. The little painting is wonderful. Blessings, Janet, PPF

Heather Foust said...

Helen these are coming along nicely! I really like the texture on the second one. You know me and my texture. Got to have it!

Gloria said...

Love the mountain with the evening sky, something that always gives me chills of pleasure and makes me think how small we are in this huge world given to us by the Creator.

The second is neat with all the texture, can't wait to see what develops.

Gloria said...

Gee whiz, I thought I left a comment but it did not show up! I love the mountain with the evening sky because that always gives me chills of pleasure and reminds me of how lucky we are to be in this world given us by the Creator. The second is neat-o with texture, can't wait to see what's next!

Lynn said...

It is fun to watch an artist unvail a work in progress. thanks for sharing. Looking good!
HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

I love seeing progress shots... we all learn so much about each others methods when we see them and then we also appreciate the finished product even more... can't wait to see these finished...xx

Debbie said...

So great that you were able to paint so much on a busy week. Good for you! You're getting some really great texture in that 2nd canvas.

Netty said...

Loving your works in progress and all the fab textures. Happy PPF, Annette x

Susan said...

PPF is like going to class for me. When you share the progress of a painting it is so inspirational. The texture you have used in your second painting is amazing.

NatashaMay said...

Very nice. Love the texture in the second one. :)

Ginny said...

It sounds like you had a busy week yet took time to paint every day. That is inspiring and what I need to do. I like all of the pieces that you are working but really like the textured piece.

carlarey said...

Love the mountain! It looks so majestic and powerful. All the texture in the second one is great, can't wait to see how you finish it.

Kokopelli said...

OMG, love that mountain! The colors are so beautiful. Happy PPF!

Carolyn Dube said...

I love you color choices and use of texture! Looking forward to seeing where you take these!

EVA said...

Lovely silhouette of the mountain. Excellent shading! Both are looking great so far!

Julie said...

yah for painting every morning! I love the intense colors and textures.

Kat Griffin said...

I love your work and do not give up on it. it is developing into what it wants to be. i adore the color and exciting textures

-KAT-

Gloria said...

Hi Helen, hope all is okay and good luck on your new p/t job. I like your landscape and it's textures. Great works in progress. Have a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your work ~ keep on exploring ~ that is half the fun ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

minnemie said...

Rich mountains and fantastic textures! I wonder why we notice things more once we view our artwork as a photograph... Same thing happened to me after posting my painting this morning... saw all the places that lacked shadows and some glaring mishaps here and there. Any ideas on why a photograph lifts out those things?

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Yes! Good for you for fitting in painting everyday. Lovely starts to something grand. Happy PPF

Alexandra said...

These are great, Helen. Here's to a slower week next week! :)

Renee! said...

Fabulous... I really like the texture of the second one!
Happy PPF...
Renee
xoxo
www.fussitup.blogspot.com

kristin maynes said...

I love the texture on your canvas and the colors. Very nice!

peggy gatto said...

I love your mountain!!!

Daniele Valois said...

nice! I really like the texture in the second! :D

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Love both the paintings...the colour of the first and the texture of the second is beautiful :)

Mandy said...

both of these are looking great thus far...looking forward to seeing them finished...xxx

Giggles said...

Very nice, love the texture! Look forward to seeing more!

Hugs Giggles

Diana Evans said...

looking great so far and I love the texture!!!

Liz said...

Don't start again, work with what it is and you may be surprised what little mistakes can lead to. I've had work apparently destroyed by one single mishap only to have it work out better because of the mistake. Paint splatters could be birds for example?

In any case I adore the orange sky against the blue mountain, powerful beginning.

And an interesting texture in the second painting. I'm interested to see what it will look like when it is finished.

Best wishes,
Liz

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