Thursday, September 9, 2010

September 8, 2010

It's a late start today because I bought a diffuser photo light yesterday at the photo store, to see if I could eliminate the glare issue on the photos of these wet paintings. NOT! So after messing with it, it went back in the box and I took pics the old fashioned way. All the messing around has delayed my post for today. So in brief, here they are...


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9/8-1 'Firepit at Sunset'
It's a little 'fall like', the skies were clear and it seemed like a nice night for a fire in the pit. But I'd have to be here to do that, so why not do that and then paint it? These were a fun exercise in movement and using 'hot' color. I started the first one right at sunset because I didn't know if I'd even be able to get the wood to burn, it's been sitting in the pit through the rain of the last few days. Well it went up like a torch!!! Problem was that there wasn't that much wood, so I had to paint fast before it was gone. I wanted flames, not burning embers.


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9/8-2 'Firepit at 9pm'
For the second painting of the night I thought it would be fun to back off a little bit from where I painted the first one, and paint the fire pit in total darkness. Only problem was, as I mentioned above, the wood supply was gone. So I jumped into my truck and ran down to the gas station and had to 'buy' a stack of oak to burn for the second painting. It was worth it, I was toasty and had a blast painting the flames.

10 comments:

Jesus Estevez said...

Cheers, good work on both of them.

David Lussier said...

Marc, this is hard stuff to do well! They are both great.

Double "D" said...

When you're hot you're hot and these
are on fire. Great job Marc.

MaryAnn Cleary said...

Gorgeous work.

Judie Stang said...

I love the difference that the time of day created with the same subject! Did you feel like Monet?

Frank Gardner said...

Love em both. Great way to spend the night painting.

Edie Dean said...

Marc,

Have you tried a polarizing filter for your camera?

Edie

Marian Fortunati said...

Such a wide variety of interesting subjects... This is a fun marathon to follow...

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

I'm fascinated by your work, really beautiful compliments

Marc R. Hanson said...

Thanks everyone!

Painting the fires was fun... how's that for a complex statement about being an artist? I am trying to mix up the subject matter so that I'm not too repetitive.

Thanks Judy... but no, Monet has not crossed my mind other than that I should study him more. :)

Edie I use a polarizer on the lens and am about to order polarizing gels for the lights, my last try at getting this done right. Using the gels and the lens filter should do the trick I'm told.

Thanks again everyone!