Celebration of Life

Moving beyond my pain and celebrating life.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Finished at last! Boar's Tusk after a storm.

Finally, Boar's Tusk is finished. See the lightning?
Oh, it was so fast you missed it! :o)
I have struggled with the lightning and decided I wasn't experienced enough so I painted over it ... again...and decided to call it good.

I would like to thank Gary K from Dubois for all of his inspiration, suggestions and encouragement; I admire his work very much.

I have another painting stared, well the sky anyway, and was going to paint lupines but I think I will use that sky and paint Sand Butte that overlooks the town of Green River. Every morning and every night on my way to and from work, I look at it and imagine what colors I would use in a painting. Now that I have it imprinted in my memory, I am going to attempt to catch in on canvas.

Have a good weekend, everyone.



  • At March 27, 2010 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Gary Keimig said...

    you did good Jo. now on to the next one. Just think. 100 more paintings and you will begin to get the hang of it. 1000 and no telling where you will go.
    Off to Montana for a few days so will catch up with you when I return.

  • At March 28, 2010 at 12:36 AM , Blogger Sue said...

    nice job. my mom is a painter, her uncle was a famous painter, and chloe is very arty farty...me i have no ability in that department. thanks so much for sharing..i have enjoyed it alot...

  • At March 28, 2010 at 3:10 PM , Blogger Celebration of Life said...

    I have set aside, "Sand Butte" for a little while and am taking a Gary Keimig challenge to paint a "backlit moose". Since Bryan put dibs on this one I guess the moose will belong to Laura since I promised her a moose picture years and years ago. ;o)

    Sue: Thank you for your compliment. Until I decided to document this progression, I hadn't realized how many times I changed things before the picture was complete. :o)

    Gary: 100 or 1,000 paintings? You are killing me here! lol

  • At March 29, 2010 at 7:41 AM , Blogger San said...

    Just beautiful, Jo! I clicked to enlarge the image and am quite taken with the detail in the sage in the foreground, and the rich teal tones. And of course that light on the tusk is so dramatic--it does capture the feel of encountering such formations in the real world. Bryan is lucky.

    Congratulations on this accomplishment.

  • At March 30, 2010 at 7:36 AM , Blogger Velvet Ginger said...

    Absolutley beautiful, I love the sky & everything about it! You did a "dang dood job ditty"!
    Love you!!!

  • At April 3, 2010 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Rosemary said...

    Jo, I followed you over here from Gary's blog and I'm so glad I did! This painting is beautiful! It was fun seeing the wip and reading about your challenges and how you worked through them! No lightning needed! Love the title of your blog Will be back to visit often!

  • At April 3, 2010 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Celebration of Life said...

    San: Thank you for your kind words; they mean a lot coming from an accomplished artist as yourself.

    RJ: Glad you like it! Could it be it is because it has much of our favorite color?

    Rosemary: Thanks for stopping by! Please come back again. Your art is absolutely beautiful!

  • At April 4, 2010 at 11:51 AM , Blogger ellie said...

    nice job, jo, you are so incredibly talented!

  • At April 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM , Blogger Celebration of Life said...

    Thank you E! Did Scott like the rainstorm better this time around?

  • At April 6, 2010 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Xeric said...

    Hey, I like that a LOT better, Jo. Still dramatic, but no longer sorta overwhelming. Nice job!

  • At April 6, 2010 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Celebration of Life said...

    Thanks Scott! I'm glad you like it!

  • At April 7, 2010 at 9:37 PM , Blogger lolly said...

    So...where's my moose? Did you start it yet? I'm very excited to see your progress on it! Love ya!


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