Monday, September 29, 2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
See the other challenge paintings here.http://lesliesaeta.blogspot.com
Friday, September 26, 2014
You can see the other day 23 entries here.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Here is a link to the other day 24 entries and travel down to see the wonderful paintings completed by my "beginner" (hardly) oil painting class.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
I still love nature's lime green and purple combinations.
Remember to check on the other day 22 paintings here
Sunday, September 21, 2014
As I struggle on some of these challenge days and also as I look at the postings of the other participants, I think that the challenge might be better if there was a daily commitment (perhaps a process posting to one's blog) and then a weekly post of the "best of the week's work".
Probably this would be even better if there was an opportunity to actively participate in constructive criticism of one's work....Seems that to improve, one needs to commit to "the work and paint regularly (in this case: daily) but also to the critical evaluation of the progress.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
So I added just a note of indanthrone blue to a lot of white and knifed it over the other background. This did it. For me, it makes the orange sing.
You can see the other day 20 entries here (and scroll back to see the ones you missed on day 19....)
Thursday, September 18, 2014
|Study Little Creamer/ 8 x 10/ HH|
The 30 day special prices continue just until the end of the challenge and then the prices will return to normal...
Remember to check out the other day 18 paintings here
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
You can buy this here and see the other challenge paintings here
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
|Low Key Peach Study (reworked) 8 x 10|
Then, I worked on the transparency of grapes.
Here is what I tried: the side of the grape that is nearest the light source is dark. The side away from the light has warmth and most of the grapes have some solo areas.
The grapes are only 5 x 7
Check out the other day 16 posts here
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
|Peaches and Ball Jar/ oil on board/ 8 x 10|
So, a day behind on the thirty paintings in thirty day challenge, I set about peaches and a ball jar (I have painted these before.)
I am pretty happy with this so I will add it to Leslie's page and put it for sale tomorrow.
Thanks for looking!!
Here are the other day 13 images
You can purchase this here
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Here are the characteristics of pomegranates that I have decided that I need to paint: multiple planes, squared sides, leathery skin that still makes a strong seer of highlights where the planes change. a fabulous, rich set of deep red-maroon colors,
This is improving and is my day 11 contribution. See you tomorrow!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
|Cheerful Plums/ oil on board/ 5 x 7|
See the other paintings posted for day 10 here.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
I will retry as a smaller sketch to get the colors correct today.
Each day, I work on watercolors in the mornings and this is a sketch done during the challenge. Sort of brightens the rainy days!
Monday, September 8, 2014
My challenge was texture.
I won't put this one for sale yet. I need a little longer to live with it but I will post as my day 8 entry.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Lots of glare on the new, very wet dark background.
See the other day 7 challenge paintings here
Saturday, September 6, 2014
|Purple Plums/ oil on board/ 8 x 8|
Hope you like this because I am certain these plums will be painted again before they are eaten!
See the other day 6 entries here. So glad that so many of you are taking advantage of my thirty day challenge special pricing!! Hope some of these will be special Christmas gifts!!
Friday, September 5, 2014
In this lesson, we learned about,t and then practiced using, transparent and opaque paints. We used transparent colors in the underpainting and then painted over them wet-in-wet with mostly opaque paints
See the other day 5 challenges here
Thursday, September 4, 2014
|Soft Peaches Study/ oil on board/ 8 x 10|
My challenge for this painting was to capture the "softness" (and the beautiful color) of these peaches. I thought the soft fruit needed a "soft" background. This beautiful grey is a mixture of viridian, transparent oxide red and white: some areas also have a little cobalt blue added.
See the other day 4 paintings here
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The challenge in this painting for me was to paint the "shine" and all the beautiful colors especially the beautiful purple against the lime green stems.
You can see all day 3 challenge paintings here
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
|Turnip Study: oil on board/ 8 x 10|
See everyone else's paintings here
Monday, September 1, 2014
|Avacado Study/ oil on gesso board/ 8 x 8|
To start with, on this challenge I will paint 8 x 8 or 8 x 10 (maybe 9 x 12), quick studies to keep my prices (for this month challenge only) attractive... Most of my subjects will be familiar to me (so I can complete them quickly). I practice with a slice of cantaloupe and some leks and they are part of this series..
In this painting I set three challenges (in addition to the ones above):
1. colour: bright and vibrant (you do know that I am Canadian by birth ( and correct spelling)
2. Clear depiction of ""In and out"
3. interesting design...