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April 2016 Summary

Another short month. The work is starting to look increasingly impatient. Don't know what that means but here's the report:

Paintings

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Works in progress, in situ at Moraine Park

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Needs more but will I come back to it? Painted at White Ranch.

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Reworked oil painting. Just getting used to the new paints.

Drawings (watercolor on paper/in books)

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Cottonwood tree with snow and partially open window (painted from car); melty world

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Bad photo but I love how this study turned out.

Books

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Longs Peak: The Story of Colorado's Favorite Fourteener by Dougald MacDonald, 2004

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Lawren Harris: An Introduction to His Life and Art by Joan Murray, 2003

I saw a series of posts on Instagram from the Lawren Harris show in Massachusetts (and L.A.) and checked out a few books about him. The Group of Seven made some great landscapes!

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Hiker's Guide to the Rocky Mountain Art of Lawren Harris by Lisa Christensen, 2000

I'll admit I've only skimmed the books above but this second one is based a cool idea, providing information on hiking to places on which images were based.

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Ellsworth Kelly by Tricia Paik, 2016

Incredible monograph. I'm getting mildly obsessed thinking about positive/negative space and he was a master.

Other Stuff

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I tubed a bunch of paint. It was fun, and will help me paint better outside.