Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hothead


This one is the perfect example of how best laid plans can go awry. As you can see by the blurry pic of my palette below, I had entertained thoughts of a strong red presence in the painting. Specifically the water tower to the right. It just didn't work, taking away the area of focus, which is the train of course. Scraped that part and toned it way down. Why didn't I see this when laying out my palette and planning the painting? Will this knowledge come with old age?


4 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

Just found your blog. I like this piece. I took alot of photos of the Durango/Silverton train last summer, but have yet to paint it. Maybe now I will. Thanks for showing your palette.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Pam, and thanks for commenting. I lived in Colorado for over 10 years, though I never got to Durango. Spent most of those years in Breckenridge.

I didn't paint when I lived there, so I really think about going back for an art trip a lot. :)

Anonymous said...

bill -- maybe i missed it but i need your email address. its not ready avail on the blog. i;d like to get price on HOTHEAD. Thanks.

Bill Guffey said...

Not sure who anonymous is. But if you go to my website, under People & Objects, you'll find the painting with all the info.