Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Hi, I have been busy this week, I have several paintings started. Also, I went to a demo the other night by Qiang Huang. He was in Cincinnati doing a workshop. He did a two hour demo of a still life set up. A very kind gentle man. If you are not familiar with his work there is a link here on my page. He painted with larger brushes, he painted his rose with several strokes and never touched it again. This portrait is oil on a 11 X 14 canvas panel. The show ended that I was in the last three weeks and I sold three paintings.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Hi, I just loved doing this. I met this gal Nora on Ustream and she agreed to send me some photos of herself. She has such an interesting look with the blond dreads. I did make the decision to leave out her face piercings, she has one in each cheek and in her lip. I have several other reference photos so I will be painting her again. A bit of glare as the paint is very wet.This is oil on a 11 X 14 canvas panel. Thanks Nora
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Hello, I have been working on this the last few days. This is my niece Sarah, she is a beautiful young woman. I worked hard to get a good likeness and I think it is pretty close. She was leaning forward in the photo so her shoulders were up pretty high, I changed that and moved them down and suggested a top. This is oil on a 11 X 14 canvas panel.
Another subject, I would like your thoughts on this. If an artist does not have a fine arts degree do you consider them self taught? If they have had lessons and workshops do you still consider them to be self taught? I know a lot of artists say they are self taught but rarely do you meet anyone who hasn't taken lessons and or workshops, so are they really self taught? Thanks so much SOLD
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hi, Another sweet portrait, painted once again looking at a painting by Alexi Alexeivich Harlamoff. This is oil on a 11 X 14 canvas panel. So much fun to do, I love the feel. I really enjoy painting children's faces. Enjoy your day
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Hello, I painted this looking at a painting of Alexi Alexeivich Harlamoff's painting of a Peasant Girl. Mine is different but I loved his and used it for inspiration. This is oil on a 11 X 14 Raymar panel. Different subject, I hung several pieces in a show that is up for the month and I sold two pieces at the reception last night :) New art supplies, woo hoo.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Hi, This is the first duck decoy I have painted, my husband owns a lot of them and I thought I would give one a try. He kept offering me things to paint with it, duck calls etc. I wanted to keep it simple. This is oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel. Have a good day
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Hi, Just trying something new again, isn't that what makes painting fun and interesting? I painted the canvas first with a layer of burnt sieanna mixed with gesso. After that dried I pre-mixed my colors and then laid them down trying not to cover up the color of the toned canvas. I'm sure different colors on the toned canvas would make your painting have a different feel. A fun experiment and I think I like it. It is oil on a 8 X 10 canvas panel.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Hi there, This sweet gal was painted from a photo reference from Wetcanvas. I loved the look on her face and the way she is standing there with her hands on her hips. The arms were challenging because she must have had her hand placed the other way on one hip for her armpit to be showing. I just tried to paint what I saw. This is oil on a 11 X 14 Raymar panel. Spring in here in Ohio, blooming trees and daffodils and I LOVE IT!