Friday, May 30, 2014

Acrylic study

Acrylic study from my photo
Did not have a good plein air day on Tuesday, trying to get a painting done from my photos.  Did this 1 hour study on 10x12 mdf panel.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Recent work

Monet's water lilies
gouache on crescent board
Koi acrylic work in progress
My Monet water lily painting was done from a photo on wet canvas.  They have great reference photos.  I will probably never get to France, so the next best thing is to work from a photo on wet canvas or freephotos4artist my good friend Vic shared with me.

The koi painting is from one of my own photos taken in Virginia, my daughter's neighbor has a beautiful pond with such lovely koi.  I have never painted koi before so this is a challenge for me and this painting is a work in progress.  Yesterday we went plein air painting and it was one of those days  just couldn't manage a decent painting.
plein air at the arboretum 11x14 acrylic
Not very pleased with this one, just might try another from my photos.  It was such a beautiful day and I enjoyed painting with my friends/ I will try to post more.  Happy Painting everyone.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day
Wishing all you moms a very special and wonderful day.