Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. Getting back to painting was difficult today. Didn't know what to paint, so I did a tonal study from one of my photos. I also notice some of the blogs I follow was removed by mistake. I will bring them back during the week.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Experimenting with graphics. I did this little trading card in acrylic, then placed it on the bottom of an 8x11 sheet of copy paper, copied it and the folded it into a greeting card format.
I'm sure this is nothing new to so many of my artist friends, but it is all new to me.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Simba is my sons Shilo Shepherd he weighs 125lbs. and is 30 inches tall. He is a gentle giant. As for this painting, the old saying "if you don't use it, you lose it". Well I have my work cut out for me next year. I will begin to do more pet portraits. Mainly dogs.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I can't believe this little 5x7 could be so difficult to paint. Thank you Karen Phipps, her tonal study is something I forget when I focus too much on other elements. Just by adding more of the dark and light tones it helped. As for the boat, next time I will pay more attention to a better photo of boats.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
5x7 oil study. Still using the Zorn palette. It's really very interesting to see the various shades of color. There is still so much to learn from this study. Sorry to say that little boat looks more like a tub, but it actually looks that way. Mariano also recommends looking at Keiko Tanabe watercolor paintings, she's excellent.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
6x8 oil. Still working with Zorn's palette. I find it fascinating to experiment with different tones and colors using this limited palette. Thank you Mariano for introducing me to the works of this great master artist. He also used this palette for his watercolors as well.
I have created a watercolor blog, located on the left of this blog. I will attempt to work with the same palette in watercolor. That should be interesting, because I won't have the use of white.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
4x6 oil study of a country road, once again using white, black, yellow ochre and sap green.
I just visited Karen P.'s blog, and she had a great tip. She's an excellent artist and I always learn something from her postings. Have a great day everyone.