|6x13 oil study on panel|
I am beginning to realize that to be an artist is like being a juggler. There are so many aspects to art work. The
problem is , I love it all. Oils, w/c/ pen and ink etc. I will never be that good and it is okay, every time I pick up a brush or pencil it is exciting for it is a challenge. Never bored. Happy Painting everyone.
|Working on background|
Just playing with various techniques for the background of the apple pickers. This also another panel board. I tried to share the Roger Bansemer video on panel board as a substrate of oil and acrylic paintings. Still very confused. I have used archival canvas panel and gessoboard purchased from Blick Art supplies. In the end, after more research I will probably used raymar panels which I have used as well. In the meantime it is still bothering me, that so many professional artist use masonite, mdf and panel board. Yet I do respect the professional artist such as Jim Serrett who do not like using this type of surface.
|Oil on mdf just a study|
I recently purchased white panel board, with is basically painted mdf board. It is wonderful to paint on after the surface is slightly sanded and gesso is appliced. I was told that it isn't wise to paint on mdf board it lacks archival or it simply won't stand the test of time. I did some research on my own only to find that there are so many artist who Paints on mdf, professional artist, such as Roger Bansemer, Peter Brown, a large number of British artist that I follow.
So this can be a bit confusing. The truth be told, in my case, I don't believe that I need to concern myself with that issue. But it was interesting to hear this from an artist who has worked in a museum and has seen fine pieces of art crumble.
My friend Joan is doing a one week challenge of 100 people sketches in a week. I don't have the time to commit officially but thought it would be fun to add sketching people when I had extra time.
I also included some horse and jockey drawings, I gave in and started to get free photos from the internet, maybe someday I
will get a chance to study horses from life. Happy painting everyone.
|Apple Pickers a study|
Working on a theme. The Apple Pickers, this is a study in oil on multi media paper.
Just trying to sketch out various formats before I attempt this on canvas.
Also trying out a new app for blogging Blogtouch for bloggers, not having any success. Happy painting everyone.
|Lemons and a tea pot|
8x16 oil on Raymar panel
I have been studying gesture and color, impressionism. Love the affect of broken lines and just an impression of what I have set up. Still so much to learn, but loving the journey. Happy Painting everyone.
|Gesture Lines and watercolor study|
Lemons and Tea Pot
The weather on Long Island is damp and dreary, rain but warm temps. Well, thought it would be
a good idea to stay in and do some doodle sketches in my watercolor journal.
Having fun with this technique now I will attempt an oil. Happy Painting everyone.