Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Still in progress



I got bogged down in administrivia today, but still managed some quality easel time, in particular working on the brush. One of my greatest satisfactions as a painter is being able to watch objects emerge from indistinct sketchy masses to almost take on an individual life and breath of their own.

6 comments:

Katherine said...

Lovely to watch the progress, thank you Jeff! I know what you mean about seeing the object come to life. Sometimes I get lost in my landscapes. I find myself daydreaming about building a little house at the head of the valley, going for a walk along the ridge. I sometimes forget they are (often) changed or made-up places.
When painting something, you really get to know it. You get *inside* it.

Kat said...

Hi there- Wonderful work! I was just curious if you work exclusively from life? I haven't read everything on your blog yet so if you've already written about it sorry, I am trying to do the painting a day thing and quite enjoy it, and I work from life.
P.S. I love your tea cup painting!
-Kat

Debra J.Sepos said...

Very nice Jeff.
I can almost feel the brush.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Jeff - for some reason I only discovered this blog today - I love it! Can't say it enough. I linked it on my blog right under your State of Art link.

Thanks for inviting us in -

eliza ollin said...

Hi Jeff, so glad to have stumbled upon your blogs, I love this! That brush especially...I was trying to paint some myself a few weeks ago, trying to capture the glow, as you have, I haven't quite gotten it yet, so I'll celebrate yours!

Jeff Hayes said...

Wow, thank you all very much!

Kat - I work from digital images. Describing this particular aspect of my process is a thread of posts I've started - I just haven't gotten very far with it. Look for more in the next few weeks.