I am excited to have been invited to submit work to a juried show at Aurora Gallery in Vancouver. The emphasis is on landscape and the name of the show is: Cast Shadows, Pacific Northwest Plein Air. A year ago I painted at Conboy National Wildlife Refuge and put together some good studies with snow. (There was plenty of snow last year!) To my way of thinking, snow and cast shadows makes a super-pleasing design. I hope the juror agrees. We'll see! I should mention that this is about 90% done.
Many of my most successful paintings have been "carefully considered" with a preliminary sketch..like this one:
(Do you like to think through your idea beforehand.....or do you jump right in with paint?)