The Ravine: #5

I’m still trying to get the feel of my memories of the Ravine communicated in a painting. It turns out, nostalgia is tough to paint. Especially when you aren’t feeling particularly nostalgic. I really dislike this image, and hesitated to post about it, but I’m trying to be good about posting the progress. My hope…… Continue reading The Ravine: #5

The Ravine: #4

I spent countless hours as a kid walking through a ravine near my house, sometimes with my brothers and sister, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. It was always a place where my imagination seemed to yawn open and suddenly thousands of worlds were possible. We spent days cooking salami on coffee cans, or trying to…… Continue reading The Ravine: #4

The Ravine: #2

Hork! Hnnnnnnorrrrrgchhh! Bleargh. Wow, this didn’t work at all. I started by really trying to focus on creating planes in the image to capture light coming from different angles. I managed to define those planes – and then some. My sketch was very angular because I wanted to set a scaffold for my painting so…… Continue reading The Ravine: #2