|Storm Over Kolob- 30" x 40" ; oil on canvas by Greg Newbold|
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Storm Over Kolob - Work In Progress; Oil by Greg Newbold; 30" x 40"
Previous progress on Storm Over Kolob
Monday, March 25, 2013
|Storm Over Kolob- Study; 8" x 10" - oil by Greg Newbold|
Well later is right now. Along with my photographs, I used my on site study as the under painting for a more resolved piece. Some plein air purists will cringe at this but I figure that I really didn't capture anything more worthwhile than some color notes and basic structure, so I had no qualms painting right over it. If you follow my blog, you'll note that most of my plein air studies are polished up in the studio anyway. After the study was more or less resolved, I transferred the painting design to the canvas using a grid system. My canvas was a pre-stretched number that I thought would save me some time preparing. As I applied several coats of gesso, since I really dislike the mechanical weave of factory canvas, I noticed that the tightness of the canvas was not to my liking either. I removed the staples from two sides and pulled another quarter inch of slack out of the fabric. I didn't save any time and now I think I may have to start stretching my own canvases in order to get what I like.
|Storm Over Kolob-Work In Progress; 30" x 40" oil on canvas|
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Yesterday, I posted the drawing for this one and here's the finished piece. Painted all digitally in Photoshop. Let me know what you think.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
|Geronimo's Last Night of Freedom- Greg Newbold; digital|
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Tracing paper is a terribly non-archival surface and these drawings will probably fall apart in short order. I always figured I had the physical painting though, so I didn't worry about it. Since I am painting more digitally these days and there is no actual painting, I decided it might be nice to have some sort of artifact from the process other than a pile of pixels on a hard drive. I am now creating more finished full value drawings which I then scan and paint over digitally in Photoshop. I am really enjoying the drawing phase of the process and like having something physical left over as a result. This drawing is on 100 pound smooth finish Bristol which, by using the light box, I can see through well enough to get guidelines from the enlarged thumbnail drawing.
Friday, March 8, 2013
|Near Grafton - Morning 8" x 10" oil by Greg Newbold|
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
I want to create a dramatic lighting scenario as well as an interesting color palette. Frederic Remington did a whole series of these type of night paintings that I love and I hope to capture some of that same drama in this one. I am especially interested in the capturing the balance of the interesting cool greenish grays from the moonlight against the warm oranges that the firelight throws off. We'll see what happens, but I like where it's going so far. Just took photo reference, so now on to final drawings.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
|Cloud Watching- Digital, by Greg Newbold|
Saturday, March 2, 2013
|Knockout Punch- Graphite and digital by Greg Newbold|
Friday, March 1, 2013
|Amanda Barnes Smith Takes Back Her Horse- by Greg Newbold|