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Friday, October 26, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
"Covered Wagon, Hale Farm 3"
The third painting at Hale Farm, from my Summer Sketchbook.
This is a beautiful place to visit in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A great
place to bring families and paints. This is a Gouache painting, 5" x 7.5" on
Posted by Christopher Greco at 9:02 AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018
"Village House, Hale Farm 4"
A page from my Summer Sketchbook. This is the 4th sketch
from my day at the Hale Farm in the Cuyahoga Valley
National Park. Painted in Gouache, it measures 5" x 7.75",
on watercolor paper.
Shortly after I began painting, a group of people showed up and began
setting up rows of chairs and a garden trellis right behind me.
A wedding ceremony had been scheduled for the very spot I had chosen.
I finished my sketch and got out of the way before the guests showed up
but it was pretty distracting to paint with a dozen young people
setting it all up a couple of feet behind me.
Posted by Christopher Greco at 6:12 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
A stand of pine trees caught my attention on this day. The different
qualities of light and shadow, direct light, reflected light,
the warm and cool shadows gave the scene so much clarity.
I was also trying out a new, homemade tripod/easel attachment
that I had mad the day before. It worked pretty well for about
a month and then the tripod broke! Ive since made some revisions and
adapted my easel attachments to another tripod...it
works well enough for the time being.
Posted by Christopher Greco at 6:52 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
An intersection of book shelves in my studio. I love to read
and get a particular joy in the look and feel and art and stories of old
children's books. I also like the abstract design of books on shelves.
This is an Acrylic painting, 10.25" x 14.25" on watercolor paper.
Posted by Christopher Greco at 8:38 PM
Monday, October 1, 2018
A second version of this bouquet. It is fascinating
to me to see the value of the first painting when doing additional
versions. Being able to bring that experience and knowledge to
the next painting is rewarding and fun.
This painting is Acrylic, 7.75" x 7.75" on watercolor paper.
Posted by Christopher Greco at 9:29 AM