Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beak Mountain update

I haven't had much time recently to work on my own projects, but I want to thank everyone who gave critiques on the mountain picture.  Here's a progress shot to show that I'm attempting to address the various problems that many of you pointed out.  I haven't gotten to everything yet, so don't worry too much if you see something awry still.  For those who suggested that it needs a story, you're right (Curses! Why do I never think of basic rules like that until I'm deep into the painting phase?).  Still, I don't feel too bad since that wasn't the point of the piece; it will still work just fine as the painting process tutorial I wanted to make.
In other mountain-related news, I took my family up into a nearby canyon (about 30 minutes from my house) for a campfire/picnic last night.  Here's one of the views we had from our campground---although a photo doesn't give a very good idea of how impressive these mountains really are in person.
Also, if you haven't ever had wood-roasted hot dogs and s'mores, you need to find a way to make it happen.  Even if that means setting a fire in a dumpster and cooking before the fire department arrives [common sense alert for anyone who has none: DO NOT REALLY FOLLOW SAM'S ADVICE.] (<---Actually, this is not a bad mantra to live by).

12 comments:

  1. This is awesome Sam!!! Loved the application and mountain shapes.

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  2. Thats a gorgeous landscape. I went camping in Dry Canyon this weekend. And we actually had hot dogs and smores.

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  3. Must... burn... things...

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  4. Awesome picture, great movement in the piece, I love climbing mountains--we went to Nevada last summer, and climbed some Montana mountains--fun stuff!!

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  5. ok I'm laughing like and idiot because of this thing http://artsammich.blogspot.com/2007/09/new-avatar.html and I think I'll soon die of asthma.
    ohh that mountain is something genial, really.

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  6. all there is too say is.... you fucking rule!

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  7. It's great to see how open you are to criticism, no matter where it comes from, and the result of this picture speaks for itself. It's awesome how you get your family out in the wild, it really is important to have open eyes and I'm sure your kids hear no end of that :)

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  9. I REALLY love the clouds in your painting, they just ooze personality.

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  10. I've done Brats in woodsmoke and a butter beer bath of Samuel Adams before....they went down pretty well I can tell thee!

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