Monday, December 9, 2013

Child Study #1

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.


  1. I love your portraits. Your journey is also mine, although I don't get to paint portraits very often. Hoping to get more in over the holidays.

  2. Thank you Sea Dean. I hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with painting time!