Sunday, July 8, 2012


7x5 acrylic, see DPW for sales info.

I put up the Painting Challenge at Daily Paint Works this week.  This is the painting I made from the photo (below) of Sherryl at Avalanche Lake in Glacier Nat. Park.  Thanks for the inspiration Sherryl!

Why don't you take up the challenge yourself?   Here it is.....    have fun!

The Name Your Muse, then Paint it Challenge

So much to see, so little time… snap shots provide basic elements.   It's the painters job to render the scene with feeling.  No matter how gorgeous the landscape if you don't know why you're painting it the result will likely be less than a masterpiece.  Avalanche Lake in Glacier NP inspires feelings of both awe and serenity in me which could result in two very different paintings from the same source material.  Can you consciously identify what it does for you and then transfer that to paint?  Use this image (crop, rearrange, simplify)  if it inspires you, or find a landscape of your own.  Write down in a single word what you plan to communicate in paint then make that the title of your painting. 

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