Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Greetings! There will be no new posts for a short time as I am away honing new skills in an outdoor oil painting workshop!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Lear of the Bear Live: Colorful Colorado Landscape paintings by artist Tracy Haines, painter in oil and pastel
One of my favorite painting spots is Lair of the Bear. I have painted and photographed many, many times over the past several years, in every season.
11 x 14 Oil
$ 125, unframed
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Another view from near the cabin. I painted this smaller 11 x 14 oil from a part of a larger painting ; an area I particularly liked. I hadn't tried this before, but in so doing, realized that oftentimes there are a myriad of paintings within a painting!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I liked the way these trees seemed to be dancing. The view is right out the side window of the cabin. I like to sit with my coffee early in the morning, hoping to see the bear that's been spotted by neighbors in this area.
Friday, May 14, 2010
This 12 x 16 pastel painting was done from a 5 x 7 study I did (and posted) earlier on Canson paper. I found this spot while enjoying a nice ride on my trusty old motorcycle off Kuester Rd, reached after meandering a long while on the gorgeous Deer Creek Canyon Rd. I have painted along Kuester many a time; it's a lovely area that gives the feel of being far removed from civilization, when in fact, you're only a few miles from the city.
12 x 16 Pastel Painting
12 x 16 Pastel Painting
Just having some fun here with a quick study in an abstract style of Jordyn and Daisy eating ice cream.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Cold Near Como: Colorful Colorado landscape paintings in oil and pastel by artist/painter Tracy Haines
The cabin, our refuge, our sweet retreat, is lovely in any season. The snow should clear soon; after all it is May ( of course, it IS Colorado........) and then we will be able to take out the motorcycles.
Pastel Painting 9 x 12
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This is one of several studies I painted of the Platte River off Santa Fe near Evans. My intention is to paint a larger work from the most successful of the studies. This time, I'm using 140 lb H2O color paper which has been sanded to make the paper toothier to accept more layers of pastel.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Leaves Bough: Colorful Colorado landscape paintings by artist Tracy Haines, painter in oils and pastel
Driving home from Aspen along Independence Pass, I pulled off the road to explore this pretty off shoot. I drove as far in as I could with my jeep then hiked for awhile. i thought this portion of the trail was particularly nice!
Pastel Painting, 11x14
Love these African Daisies. May is always crazy around here. Kids are winding up school, I'm getting ready for the Summer Art Market, framing,painting, spring cleaning and gardening, etc. etc... I was forced to drop a lot of my involvement with music this year; there is simply too little time for everything.
I might not have room in the garden for this beauty this year, but at least I can paint it!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Abstract impression of flowers from recent trip to Botanic Gardens in Denver. Wonderful way to ring in spring!
Miniature painting in pastel
A few friends and I rang in spring with a trip to the Botanic Gardens downtown. Nice day.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
The Walk Home : Colorful Colorado Landscape paintings in oil and pastel by painter T ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼
This pastel was painted from the 5 x 7 study I did a few days ago. Some pieces that work in small size don't read as well when enlarged. I wasn't sure which way this painting would go at a larger size but ended up liking it a lot.
9x12 Pastel Painting
I love the color changes on mountain tops as the sun rises and sets. This was a study in thick oil application.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Simple shapes and complementary color scheme was the theme for todays painting. I love this painting in a small, 5x7 format but am not sure how it would read as a larger painting. I may try it out.
Pastel 5 x 7
Monday, May 3, 2010
Plein Air Monday: Colorful Colorado landscape paintings in oil and pastel by fine art painter Tracy Haines
I took advantage of the first nice, non-windy day in a while and went plein aire painting. Had to hike quite a bit to find this quiet little spot. I am gearing up for a much anticipated workshop with Dan Young! Need to get my plein air chops in gear. And my gear in gear. Plein air artists will know exactly what I mean!
8 x 10 oil