Friday, May 31, 2013

Finished painting, "A Twilight Kind of Day"

day 4: The finished painting
What a joy to paint. And to think, this is just the first of many...

"A Twilight Kind of Day" is for sale sold:

snowy road leading to the bay, dramatic sky
"A Twilight Kind of Day" ˙
8x10" oil on prepared canvas pad by puci

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Photoshop revisions, Prudhoe Bay Alaska

day 3: Creating the pre-painting composition (using Adobe Photoshop)

As you can see, I extended the snowy road to the front edge of the picture. I also added a hint of color to the horizon line. Love those groves in the snow (the mysterious human element). Tomorrow, the painting...

image altered from original Google Street View image capture

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Google Street View: Prudhoe Bay Alaska, USA

day 2: Capturing the selected image
This Google Street View is near Prudhoe Bay Alaska, USA along the north slope of Haul Road. Lots of intriguing elements here: the magnificent sky, hint of water, and the snow-laden road.

The Google camera-person cruised along this road in September 2011 (image date bottom left) --so we can surmise that the sun will be hanging low over the horizon for awhile.

light snow on perpendicular road leading to water and bright sky

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Google Street Views: let the travels begin!

day 1: Planning the destination
Thinking about Alaska, USA, where the Summertime daylight is perennial, the sun dipping just below the horizon like a spilled jar of of orange ink ... hummm… Alaska. Sounds like an adventure. Let's go!