Saturday, June 28, 2008
oil on card stock paper
This is my first oil painting I did when
I was about 11 yrs. old. I was trying to
figure out how oil painters could get the
paints to blend together so well without
having sharp edges between the various
colors and make it look natural. As a
youth I did some paint by number kits
and hated the outcome of the
paintings. Then one day I had an
epiphany...just try blending the two
colors side by side with a brush for a
smoother more blended look. I had
no canvas, so I painted clear nail polish
on card stock paper and this is the result.
The painting held up fairly well for 44 yrs.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Watercolor on 140 lb cp
12" x 16"
This painting was just accepted into
the Montana Watercolor Society Show
that will be held this fall in Bigfork, Mt.
The paintings will be on display in Oct at the
Bigfork Art and Cultural Center.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
watercolor on 140 lb cp 131/2" x 16"
This painting is of a friend who was born in
Germany and is one of the happiest
people I know. On the day I took
pictures of her, she was worried about
her husband who was in treatment for
an illness. The concern for her husband
came through the expressions on her face
in most of the pictures, but I decided to go
ahead and paint her anyway. Hope to do
more of her soon.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
pastel on suede matte board
12" x 15"
A painting I intended to do last
April while we were having so many
cold, gray days this spring. Experimenting
with the suede matte board and trying
to learn the characteristics of this surface
when applying the pastel.