Archive for June, 2010

It’s all about contrast.

Posted in Uncategorized on June 25, 2010 by Eldon

Hi everyone. Here’s a contrast for ya!! One week I’m not bothering anyone and the next week I am.

But seriously folks…since you’re here let me show you a few more examples of contrast from the last year. Hover over each photo to see a brief description of these seven sets of contrasting photos.

I got lucky with the rose. Probably one my luckiest/best photos ever.

I’ll take my south country every time.

I wasn’t comfortable either of these places.

The flowers just kept going.

I painted the south country view a few years ago.

230 miles apart

And that’s what I love about Colorado. Contrast!!

Soon a whole bunch more of Vicki’s garden. Awesome! And I was allowed to go paint. It doesn’t get much better’n that.




Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 7, 2010 by Eldon

Practicing, preparing and painting to the highest level equals PLAY! As far as I’m concerned the 4th P may be the most important of  all. (With the exception perhaps of the one needed in the field)

Anyway, you get the picture. I’m serious about those 3 P’s and incorporating them into my routine but the 4th is most important to me. If I can’t have a little bit of fun smooshing and digging around in those piles of juicy paint while the radio blasts rock and roll what good is it?

Below is the latest piece off the easel. It’s a 30×40 done after the 12×16 in my last post. No guts no glory right? It was properly practiced, properly prepared and hopefully properly painted. PLAY took care of it’s self.  Look closely and have fun, it’s in there.


P….ractice, P….repare, P…aint

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2010 by Eldon

That’s what the man said, practice at the highest level, prepare at the highest level and paint at the highest level. Let’s see if I can make it work. Hide and watch I guess. 🙂

practice….                                                 plein air

practice….                           studio

prepare….                                                    studio

prepare….                                                 studio

Now, let’s see what happens when I paint. I keep hearing 30×40 in my head but an 18×24 sounds better to the other me. This little one above is 12×16 inches on stretched canvas. Palette: Titanium White, Burnt Sienna, Cad Yellow Pale, Transparent Orange, Bright Red, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Ivory Black. All are Winsor Newton except the Transparent Orange which is made by Gamblin. (thanks Nicole)