Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yellow Wild Flowers

Wild Flowers

Couldn't resist picking these yellow wild flowers.  Came home put them in a pewter container and painted this 6X8 oil on canvas panel.  Still needs a little tweaking.

Today my Holbein Artist Gouache set came and I started playing , they are challenging but you know how I love a challenge.  What 's great about them, you could paint opaque or translucent like watercolors.  Really nice.

Gotta go, Mike just told me my favorite show is on, will return bright and early tomorrow to visit your blogs.  Happy painting everyone.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Still life in Gouache

Still Life Study in Gouache

Once again it's time to study another medium.  Recently I read a book by Pamela Kay, painting in gouache.  Needless to say I've  been on a quest to learn as much as possible about this very old medium.  So hence another order to ASW, for the Holbein artist gouache set of 12.  I realize, Winsor and Newton make a very fine designer gouache, so there it is, my confusion.  If any of my fellow artist out there could help me shed some light on this mysterious medium, it would be appreciated.  In my still life study, I used student grade gouache from a craft store on 140lb. Arches watercolor paper.

What I do like about this medium, no preliminary drawing in pencil is necessary, just draw with a paint brush as if using oil.  I like that, free and spontaneous.  I hear it can be used in plein air as well.  So in the meantime Happy Painting to all  you very talented fellow artist.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday In the Park

pen and ink sketch
watercolor sketch
Artist painting

wonderful day
The artist standing produce 3 or 4 large paintings
Can't seem to post  these, must be  very tired.  There were so many lovely scenes to paint.  But I am a bit tired tonight.  Please forgive me for not  visiting your blogs,  It will be the first thing on my agenda tomorrow morning.,  Happy painting everyone.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sunday At The Lake

Sunday at the Lake
5x7 oil on board, plein air
Tonal and color studies 5x7 oil on board
Different view of the lake

These are my 5x7 oil studies on really bad wood panels.  But actually it s great to work on  for studies.  I have my work cut out for me, many future paintings.  Being that Mike and I were out there on Sunday, which was crazy, it was just to hot to be out there in the heat.  I'm beginning to realize, that while plein air is an excellent way of learning and seeing nature as it is, it's also necessary to do studio studies.  Everything is a learning process.