Thursday, September 26, 2013

Steve Kleier / Artist

This shows drawing in "reverse" chiaroscuro. instead of drawing shadow shapes I draw the shapes of light. It requires a shift in attitude but the observation is very much the same as the usual approach.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Steve Kleier / Artist

I have been to this spot many times and wanted to show the cool light with a silhouetted figure.

Steve Kleier / Artist

The idea I that motivated me on this one was to do two paintings of the same object , one in light and one in shadow.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Drawing class. Today we talked about adding value to our compositions. Then I set up a still life and shined a light on it. The shadow shapes of these three amphora served as our composition. The goal was to describe the form and volume of the pots by accurately drawing the effect of light as it was cast across the surface.

Steve Kleier / Artist

Monday, September 9, 2013

Plein air paintings form summer of 2013

Steve Kleier / Artist
Here are a couple plein air paintings from last summer.

This one is near Starvation creek in the gorge.

This is at hole in the wall falls.