Thursday, March 26, 2009

Two Things

First, this one from Parrsboro is finally done. Man, I lifted and lowered those big dark clouds, I lightened and darkened them, I made the water more blue, more yellow, more pink, more gray, I made the cliffs taller, shorter, wider, greener, bluer, I made the orange sky brighter, duller, yellower and pinker - BUT I think I finally got it. For better or for worse.

This, more abstract, seascape is one I'd wanted to do for a long time - sometimes in the fog, the land masses are just hinted at. The water and the sky are so close in color and value - it seems the whole world just melts together. This on is 9x12, painted over an old non-working painting.

6 comments:

Paula Villanova said...

The abstract is really interesting...are you going to frame it or leave it raw edged?

diddamsdigitalart said...

Wow, these sky paintings are really wonderful! I love the water in the most recent one.

So a question... is a non-working painting one that is "unemployed"? sorry, I couldn't resist...

Pat said...

I really like how you have achieved the calm after a passing storm. Great clouds.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Funny, Don! Coming from you I am enjoying the compliment!

Thanks, Pat... I'm happy you stopped by!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Gee, Kelley, these are just gorgeous! What beautitul, breathtaking skies. I'm reminded, of Dalia Alekna, my friend, and also a wonderful artist, at lafayettegallery.net. If you have a chance,please take a look. She does beautiful skies, that remind me of yours!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Ok, I think I'm going to find a way to paint over some of these 'dogs'.
I think the Parrsboro sunset is rockin'. I liked it the first time, too.