|Black Swan/ watercolor/ image 8.25" x 9"/ framed at Blount Bridgers|
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Some days I don't have a chance to paint a small "daily" painting. Instead, I work on larger work and/or other art-related activities that take that time. Today was that kind of day. Therefore I am going to share the progress of this painting. I use a "water board" to stretch and then maintain the flatness of the 140 lb paper through the early large wet washes. You can see it here. It is the silver metal frame holding the paper down. Attached is a photo grey card which allows color correction of the photo sequence. The blue tape is painter's tape which is the easy to remove type. It does leak a little, but it doesn't damage the paper and it allows a fairly clean white edge at completion and less pooling at the rim of the frame with the large washes. My sketch is drawn in lightly. The foreground and background are allowed to connect in many places to make the subjects look less "pasted on". Flesh is under-painted with cool greens and blues in the shadows. To be continued.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
|Jars #1/ watercolor/ 7" x 11"/ $65|
This is a study using light. I collected different colored old canning jars to be able to paint the subtleties of these difference.
Again, I wanted to depict glass using water, not perfect hard lines.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
|Silver Shadow/ oil on board/ 6" x 6"/|
I painted this cat today with the thought of making small reproductions to create earrings: one of Fred and one Silver Shadow. I will post the earrings when they are ready. I want to have some available for our local art sale. I also painted a beautiful owl from Sylvan Heights and may make some bird earrings....
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Sylvan Heights #1: Flamingo/ watercolor/ 7.5" x 4.5"|
Today, the drawing for September's monthly giveaway (see box upper right corner) happened. JoAnn B is September's winner!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
|Kentucky Foal #2/ watercolor/ 5.25" x 6" / sold|
These two recent horse paintings illustrate the effect of value and color temperature changes to create form. Side by side, it is interesting that form is seen when the colors shift from greens and blues to browns or from red-oranges to blues.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
|Kentucky Foal/ watercolor/ 5" x 8"/ sold|
Sunday, October 7, 2012
|Cardinal/ watercolor/ 5" x 8"/ sold|
The feeders are full now. The birds will provide all the color after the leaves have gone. This is a new visitor, who is now the second in this series of backyard birds in watercolor. I painted this study twice. This one has better form because it has more warm against cool color passages.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
|Best Friend/ watercolor/ 8 1/2" x 5"/ sold|
Friday, October 5, 2012
|Bluebird/ watercolor/ 5 3/4" x 7 1/2"/ sold|
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
|Zinnia Study #2/ oil on gessobord/ 6" x 6"/ sold|
Here is a bright painting to get going again, after a 'wipe" of last evening's painting.