Friday, January 22, 2016
So here it is January coming to an end, with a blizzard headed for Long Island. This past week my days are spent with Mike and I going out to various stores, just to walk and get some exercise. Of course, my problem with that is that I like to make purchases, not just browse.
Very rarely do I make purchases at our local arts and crafts stores, but had this brain storm, why not buy artificial fruit, hence the pears, a wip. Setting them up on a table with a light, trying to see various tones. Still a problem for me.
|pears, a study in graphite. wip|
Monday, January 18, 2016
|Gentleman sitting in front of me reading|
|Lady in plaid jacket reading|
|Mother waiting for her son to make up his mind|
|The Mystery Lady,|
She was wearing a very fancy dress and winter jacket.
to sketch the people reading. A great way to practice life drawing. I used my Rotring ArtPen and a water brush to do simple gesture sketches. When I feel more confident I will attempt more solid drawings. It's all about Practice, Practice, and Practice. Did I mention it was also great fun. We left just as the snow started. Another delightful treat, our first snow of the year. Happy Painting everyone.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Made major changes in this still life and still needs tons of work. I will put another day into this one and then call it quits. I will bring in the cast shadows and various tones that are needed. Talk about doing things backwoods. Well the next time I will plan better.
I finally bought a light for my art room, so that when I set up a still life and create shadows using the light. I didn't start this painting using the light, hence the lack of tones. Lesson learned, don't mind making mistakes if it is for the greater good (impovement in my art). That being said, wishing all my fellow blogger and very enjoyable weekend. Happy Painting everyone.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
|Yesterday I got to use my new easel, It is the Strada Micro|
love it, and sturdy.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Today I did another Short Beach painting. This time from my photo taken yesterday. I used
Quality oil paints on a 5x7 canvas. What we see in life and then try to capture the essence
On canvas is so very difficult. Yesterday it was so magnificent to see the light glimmering on the frozen snow. Color, tone, texture, atmosphere and trying to capture all of these elements is so challenging to say the least. Well we will have many cold days ahead for me to get another chance to achieve this, and having a wonderful time playing with this gooey stuff called paint. Happy painting everyone.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
|Rose Ann and Sue|
|Me looking like Nanook of the North. lol.|
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Today I continued this composition, made multiple changes, but you loose some and you win some.
Unfortunately, this was one of the loses, but it was well worth the learning experience. Tomorrow will be another adventure in the wonderful world of painting. Happy painting everyone.
Monday, January 4, 2016
I started this one today, it is not finished. I am using the canvas that was on sale at Michaels. I am also using ws oils. The problem, not sure if it is the student grade canvas or the ws oils or just me. I will let the paint set and work on it again tomorrow.
Happy Painting everyone.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Loved the mini Gerber daisy's. Maybe tomorrow I will do an oil with my
Purchases, we also went to Michael's craft and art store, They had a 50% off sale