I decided to do the supermoon again last night from a different location. This is near a golf course overlooking the elementary school. It is hard to predict where the moon is going to pop up so I picked a vantage point that had a wide view. Also the moon came up later than the night before so could barely see my palette in the dark.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
The Gillespie County Fair is one of the highlights in Fredericksburg, TX every summer. All the Future Farmers of America (FFA) members can compete in showing their goats, pigs, and cattle for prizes. The judge gives a running commentary for each entry and it is always a relief when he has moved on to the next competitor. They also hold quarter horse races at the fair and the winner gets to compete in the American Futurity in Ruidoso, NM on Labor Day. I was looking at my photos recently and thought I would try to paint some of these events. It has been hard to concentrate on painting with all the other things going on this summer, but every now and then I have been able to get a day in here and there.
|Quarter Horse Race|
|FFA Goat Competition|
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
1) Get there early so you have time to set up and think about your composition.
2) Have a headlamp that can be switched to the red light as well as a light for the palette.
3) You only have time for the big shapes so get them down quickly.
4) Use a big brush.
Would I do it again? Absolutely! I loved the challenge of trying to get a painting of a sunset. It was so much more thrilling than painting from a picture. Now that I have the right equipment I'm ready to try a full moon painting.