New Commission: Geogeny

I’ve been busy painting up here in Mosier. The weather has been incredible. We got what felt like 60mph winds thursday and all through the night. Then Friday the wind calmed and we had some dramatic sun breaks. But the whole time it’s been cold and the paint is taking a long time to dry.  I’ve started taking some of the painting’s out to the driveway to let the Columbia Gorge wind do it’s job drying things up.

Before coming up here, I built and stretched a canvas for a commissioned piece. Yesterday, I started the piece. This is a snapshot of its beginning. I’m very happy with the painting–the digital pics are adequate, but please know that the tone and color isn’t very accurate. Art is, of course, much better in person than through the lens of a smart phone, but I love being able to share it so easily.

The name Geogeny comes from the study of the earth’s formation, particularly the crust. And I’m working to build up this painting so that it depicts that liquid formation of rocks and lava flow that eventually became the earth that we now know.

[UPDATE: See Geogeny in its finished form here.]

Geogeny in progress - commission for John

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