Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bicoastal Project, Week 13 & 14

We are almost to the end of this project, only two more weeks to go.

I will miss the challenge of working with Libby's imagery.
 Love this latest image of the boats on shore. I love the photograph and also the painting, but feel they are really two different things this week. Sometimes it feels as if the images are sisters, but these feel more like interesting distant cousins.

Boats on a Beach at Sunset

Painting by Kalen Meyer, 10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Boats on a Beach at Sunset

Photograph by Libby Ellis, Martha's Vineyard

The flowers were challenging, as usual. 
This week I did a flower painting with my young students and for the demonstration, 
painted some white roses in 5 minutes. I think they were better than this more labored painting. 
I really should do this one over!

Flowers in Vase

Painting by Kalen Meyer, 10" x 10", acrylic on canvas

Flowers in Vase

Photograph by Libby Ellis

Bicoastal Project, Week 11 & 12

Like many bloggers I follow, I got a bit behind these last few weeks, 
not too busy to paint, but too busy to post. I apologize.

These two paintings are similar in that the water in the backgrounds have a lot of details, and details are never easy. Since I have an affinity for painting birds, I had to do this one, but the cattails were a little crazy making. Am I just complaining here? 
I am still so satisfied that each time I tackle these images from Libby Ellis, I start feeling doubtful I can do her images justice, and I end up satisfied with the final result. I can paint water. Who knew?

Black Bird on Cattails, Painting by Kalen Meyer
10" x 10", Acrylic on canvas

Black Bird on Cattails, Photograph by Libby Ellis

Three Buoys, Painting by Kalen Meyer
10"x 10", Acrylic on canvas

Three Buoys, Photograph by Libby Ellis