Supposedly Sargent would just go outside and set up his easel more or less randomly, as he was so good he could make a painting out of anything he happened to look at. The warm chair I’m sitting in happens to face this scene, but unfortunately I’m not Sargent.
So I submitted ‘Lolo Creek Complex’ to the Missoula Art Museum fundraising auction and it snuck in, which meant getting a print made and so on. Anyway, I got the full sized Mac version of Artrage so I could play back my scripts (a record of your paint strokes made in Artrage on the ipad). One thing is that the file can be made very large–big prints are possible. Another is making a fun little video out of it, sticking some music on, and putting it on Vimeo. Thanks to Sarah the film wiz for the help!
Love those single digit temps–looking out the window at the waxing moon… A two-sketch day, such productivity. Thirsty work.
Sometimes at lunch I use this hillside to mess around with artrage tools I don’t use much, like layers and opacity in this case. Sometimes I take a nap. I love naps.
Had to use a Daniel Smith gift certificate up and got some paint, so thought I’d try using an ipad sketch for reference and give the paint a spin. Been awhile since I pushed actual paint around instead of pixels… These are the water soluble oils, pretty nice.
Broke out some ‘watercolor’ for this sketch, ArtRage app as usual. Lots of work, not much sketch lately, guess that’s why they call them ‘holidays’. ‘Cause, you know, work is holy in these here united states.
At the moment I’m enjoying revisiting warm days in the Bob and Glacier while the wind shakes the house and snow starts to press it’s face against the windows.
How many little creeks like this in Glacier? Never enough. Just calling it Ipasha Creek since it comes out of that valley below Ipasha and Old Sun Glacier, a valley where I once illegally slept while climbing Merritt, laying my bivy sack in an old bear dig.