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.


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!

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.