Sunday, April 5, 2015
I especially like the less defined legs on this newer version. As the bird is made less hard-edged, the beak and eye are more easily seen.
I love the edges achieved by Quang Ho and Carolyn Anderson.
You might enjoy Carolyn's blog (link) that features her beautiful paintings and an interesting thoughtful discussion.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
|Spring Fancy/ oil on board/ 4 x 4 ?$75|
Sometimes I have to repaint a painting like this thinking about each different stroke instead of "coloring in" that is so hardwired..
Monday, March 30, 2015
|Tulip Sketch/ watercolor/ 10.5 x 4.75/ $55|
I would like to work on a vase of these while they are in bloom.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
|White Ibis/ 6 x 8/ oil on board/ $135|
Thursday, March 26, 2015
|Happy Spring/ oil on gesso board/ 6 x 8/ $135|
This is a little painting on a gesso board.
I have been working lately on canvas boards and the slick surface had its challenges. I started with a limited palette of titanium white, cad lemon, cad red medium and ultramarine blue. To add some color, however, I added caribbean blue and naphol red toward the end which allowed for brighter greens and more presence to the tulips. Happy Spring!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
|Pair of Apples/ oil on canvas board/ 6 x 8/ $135|
The design of this little painting required a small adjustment (see below). Although I had originally blocked in two apples of different shapes and colors, they morphed into twin shapes. I think the small change in size adds interest.
Here is the same painting before a small modification is the right apple size.