Posts Tagged ‘portfolio-Painting’
Earlier this year we had a little excursion up north to Lummi Island. Really, an beautiful little getaway.
Our destination was the WILLOW’S INN restaurant. If you really like food as a form of art, then this is easily one of the most exciting places in the Northwest. We never had a chance to get over to NOMA when it was open but chef Blaine Wetzel was skilled enough to have worked there. And that skill continues to take advantage of the biosphere of the fertile island. With so many inventive approaches to using local grown land and sea items our palettes gave in to a symphony of flavors. After 19 courses I’d never felt better. Usually something like that is just too much. But the careful consideration of quantity and balance of ingredients ensured we weren’t suffering from overindulgence. And the service was impeccable.
Anyway, it’s also some great grounds for painting. 🙂
There’s some tension between the tree and the waterline. With landscape painting it’s your responsibility to make “adjustments” so that the end result shows what the hell you’re doing. Sure, it’s a little bit of editing and curating. But in the end it’ll make for a nice piece and your artist friends won’t give you hell for it.
Otherwise I’m mostly happy with how this turned out. Mostly.
Yeah, okay, I pushed those purple shadows into the ridiculous zone.
One thing to keep in mind is, if you aren’t convinced of the lie then nobody else will be either. Because, that’s all it really is. We’re telling a story of what we saw out there in the field. The object being, tell the tallest tale that just might be true. If you can get away with that then you’re golden.