Wednesday, September 29, 2010

September 28, 2010

Only one painting tonight. I drove too much trying to find a subject to paint. It's very dark, inky, until the moon is up and that happens too late now. I painted this location for my April Marathon too. So it's a revisit to CJ's...

4/22/2009-2 'CJ's Bar and Grill'

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9/28 'CJ's'
I still haven't had a burger at CJ's! I'm always busy painting it. CJ's is on Hwy 95 north of Taylors Falls, almost to Almelund on the way to North Branch. I hear that the burgers are good. Some more orange light, can't get away from it. A quaint place to paint, I enjoyed the time in their parking lot.


Ray Craighead said...

Nice to see the comparison.

I am curious what brushes you use in these small paintings. I'm especially interest in how you obtain the whispy transitions between colors. I use egberts, but never seem to be satisfied with my transition areas. I'll just keep practicing.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Marc R. Hanson said...

Ray I'm using filberts or worn out flats that are nearly filberts now. More than the brush is a very light hand. Sometimes I feel like I'm wielding a wand that I very softly pass over the surface that I want to soften or make less contrasting in some way. For paintings this small we're talking fingertip control.
I'm using #3 to #6 brushes with the occasional Langnickle Royal Sable to soften ridges in the paint to prevent glare in the darks.

Thanks for the comments.

Unknown said...

Your work is wonderful. It evokes the feeling of quite solitude - like Hopper's work.

Daroo said...

Interesting --I had assumed you were using mostly Langnickles.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love seeing both scenes.