Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hi Friends, my birthday was Monday and my sister brought me a bouquet of flowers. I took some Tuesday when I painted with my group and painted this, oil on a 8" x 10" canvas. I have done two more paintings since using these flowers and different vases. I have lots of wonderful silks but the real thing is the way to go, lesson learned. I'll be buying fresh flowers when I can.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Hi there! I just completed this, I set this up and painted from life. This is oil on a 16" x 20" canvas. I paint a lot of dark backgrounds but felt like I wanted to lighten things up. I think I'm pretty happy with this but I'm at the "lookin at it stage" hehe.
Monday, October 6, 2014
This oil painting measures 8" x 10" , painted from a reference photo I took this summer.
I paint with two different groups and we critique in both. Critiques can be so helpful as we don't always see things with our little faces up against our canvases. Anyway I took this for one of the group critiques and I had painted trees behind the cows and it just wasn't working for me. I had brushed them out and at that point I had a dirty looking sky behind the cows. One of the people in my group suggested I just paint in some clean sky color at the top and nothing else. I like the very subtle suggestion of trees in the background now. After all of this yapping I just wanted to say to get in on a group critique if possible or find someone who's work you respect and ask them. They may come up with something you wouldn't consider doing on your own.
Available on my website, link is to your right.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hi there! I recently purchased a few Langnickle brushes and I love them. I set up this still life to try out my new brushes. They are soft and I thinned my paints a bit. I love the soft edges I get with these brushes. I have heard Rosemary brushes are wonderful also, I plan to try a few of those eventually too.
This painting is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas and is available on my website, the link is to the right.
So nice of you to visit.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The little sheep painting and wren are available on my website, the link is to the right.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
This painting was painted for a competition a while back called "Self". I thought it was funny and said something about my personality as I like things organized. This is acrylic on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas. It is available on my website for $175 , the link is to the right.