Saturday, January 21, 2012

Foundry in January

20x24"

9x12"

The first half of January felt more like Spring than Winter.
Temperatures were warm, sometimes mid 50's.
While I was painting these, people were outside doing all sorts of things, running, walking the dogs, playing with holiday presents, enjoying the weather, and stopping to chat.
I enjoy talking while I paint. I usually keep painting, while I talk, I'm not trying to rush you away, it's just that I like to paint while I talk.
Now it is much colder, people are less likely to stop to see what's on my easel. If you see me out there painting, please pull up and say hi. You can stay in your car, but it's nice to see you too! Just don't run me over, or sneak up on me.

The light during the Winter months is especially great. The sun hangs much lower during this time of year which makes dramatic shapes possible, aiding in design, even during the noon hour.
The top piece was painted at high noon, and the one below closer to sunset.

10 comments:

Randy Saffle said...

Great work Kyle! I found your site from your comments to me on Wetcanvas. Good stuff!

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Randy,
Thanks for stopping in!
Kyle

Mick Carney said...

I really enjoy the geometric feel of the brush strokes, particularly in the larger piece. Choice of colours adds a distinctive stamp to the work. Very enjoyable.

Kyle Martin said...

Thanks Mick,
those color shapes were very interesting to explore. I'm glad you enjoy them.

Kyle

Dottie Leatherwood said...

Love the "puzzle-piece" effect of these. The light is so dramatic.

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Dottie,
I'm glad the value work is coming across. Thanks for stopping in!
Kyle

Dan Corey said...

Lovely work Kyle... What else can I say? You da man!

Kyle Martin said...

Thanks, Dan!

Kyle

Jewel said...

I like your loose style and use of colour in these paintings. I find industrial subjects difficult, but they seem to suit your style.

Kyle Martin said...

Hi Jewel,
Thanks for stopping in!
When the sun is out, everything becomes more paintable. To me, at least.

Kyle