Sunday, March 30, 2014
pastel on wallis paper 5" x 7"
I haven't done a pastel painting in a long time and
decided to take out the pastels and play around with
different color combinations. Tried to stay away from
natural color of the subject, this one is from my
imagination about an hour from the start of my doodling
around with color combinations. I will do more soon as
this was a good exercise learning about color and just
going with your instincts.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013
8" x 10" oil (NFS)
I bought some water based oils since my art
supplies were packed away during our move and
did a practice painting of Tidor's Nagley painting
to see how the water based oils worked and study
Nagley's style. They clean up nice with just water,
but they do not have the nice buttery feel while
painting. For sketching or plein air painting,
they would work well. Drying time is about the
same as regular oils.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
I haven't painted a portrait for months, so this is the
second try on this one. This is from a photo taken by
Kaiwalya Rangari, a graphic and website designer
who lives in India that gave me permission
to paint his wonderful photo of an old woman he
took on one of his recent trips. I may paint a few
more paintings of this photo and try to leave out
more of the details of this photo.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
oil on hardboard 9" by 12"
I am donating a painting to be auctioned off
to help raise funds for the Japanese Relief
Fund on the Dailypaintworks website.
If you are interested in this painting or any of
the others posted on their website, click on the
above link to bid. The sale of this painting will
be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
oil on hardboard 6" x 6"
I haven't done an oil painting for quite awhile
and did this one as a daily painters challenge
of zippo lighters. The only colors we could use
was ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, and white.
The hardest part was painting in those air vent
in the lighter, had to redo them three times
before I was ok with it.
Also working on two watercolors when I have time.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
A painting I did way back in 1997 which was
to hang in a restaurant in town with a group
of local artists. I was actually in the
process of painting it as I received a call
to see if I had the painting ready to hang in
three days,...I work better under pressure,
just glad I didn't mess it up really bad. I
have since learned not to put a date on the
front of your paintings. My youngest daughter
called dibs on this one.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
pastel 13" x 19"
My latest "fix it" after the painting stayed
packed away for several years. It was way too
dark on the left which made the painting seem
heavy on that side. I lightened that area and
evened out the colors more and it is much better
now. Will probably work on it a little more.
This is a painting of Rattlesnake Creek in the
early fall. Now on to other things.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
pastel 11.5 x 15
Been thinking lately about doing more pastels
and went through my old pastel paintings to
try and rescue some of the bad ones. One was
beyond rescue and I ripped it up, another one
still needs work. Funny how you can put a painting
away for months or a year, pull it out and
know exactly what's wrong with the composition
or colors used and can then fix it if it's
not that bad. The painting above is one that
needed a little adjusting and one I did to
learn how to work in pastel.