I just finished this a few minutes ago. It's done in oil on a 4x6 canvas hardboard. We have hundreds of daisies in our yard right now. They make a good subject for painting because they keep well after being cut.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
I've been working on this for the last three mornings. It's in oil on a 4x6 canvas hardboard panel. I painted this asiatic lily from a photo I took in my garden. To photograph it I went outside in the shade and tilted the painting down about 45 degrees. I'm happier with this photo than the photo I took indoors with my light set-up which often distorts the color and adds lots of reflective spots.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
This is my latest painting which I finished today and it's title is 3 Cherries. It's 4x6, painted in oil and it's on a hand prepared canvas hardboard. I had more difficulty with this painting than I anticipated and it took me 3 sessions to get it right. I think it's partly because a few of the reds I was using are fairly transparent and it was hard to get the reds deep enough.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I won't be painting today so I am adding a painting that I did earlier that I will auction. I listed yesterdays painting this morning and there will be more soon. To start things off and promote my blog, I will be auctioning several of my small paintings. This painting is from 2011. It's 6x6 inches and is painted in oil on a hand prepared masonite panel.
Friday, June 8, 2012
I though I was done with this Packham pear but it called out to me one more time. I am happier with this than my other 2 attempts. I have been trying to add more cools to my still life paintings. Last week I painted my studio a cooler color because it seemed that the tan walls were throwing off my color perception and my paintings were getting hotter than I like. I also cut down some trees that were outside the window on the north side of my studio. Therefore, I can now light them in north light from the window!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
This is the view looking from my yard to the end of my driveway. I painted it from a photograph that I took on a foggy day in the early spring. I don't often paint with watercolor but I thought that they could help me create some of the subdued tones and soft atmosphere that I was seeing.