Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Artist Note: This is painted with individual brushstrokes paying attention to the edges, especially the ones that are lost. I am practicing what Carolyn Anderson taught in her wonderful workshop.
Monday, December 9, 2013
|Child Study #1/ oil on canvas board/ 6 x 8/ $125|
I have two directions in my oil painting presently. The first is still life which prompts me to paint directly, work with color mixing, follow light and learn to paint more "painterly" as Qiang would say.
The second is to learn to see photographs as paintings: to interpret the edges and use brush marks to paint paintings not reproduce the photographic image. Both of these exercises, I hope, will allow me to grow as an artist. Today, I am sharing a painting from a photograph I took.
Artist Note: I like this painting's looseness. I like the lost edges, especially those produced by different colors side by side that are the same value.
Friday, December 6, 2013
|Beagle Study/ oil on board/ 4 x4/ $75|
This is a small (4 x 4) painting that I did as a demonstration while at Hilton Head earlier this week.
I painted it on a primed black background. I had to wait until it dried to touch up the left eye.
Today, was a struggle. Two wipers and then finally something worth keeping. I'll post tomorrow!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The space is great and the paintings look fantastic.
Here are images of some of my paintings in place.
Opening this weekend is the 6 x6 show in California. Be sure to visit the link and look at all the paintings.
Back to painting now....
Sunday, December 1, 2013
|Study #1: Reds/ oil on canvas/ 6 x 8/ $75|
For daily painting exercise, I will work on a small still life setup for the next month. I will put the ones I like on DailyPaintworks and continue to learn from others. Let's see what a month of directed effort can do.