Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Kale, Turnips and Drapery


This was my last painting for 2015.  This year I took a tremendous jump in quality to my oil paintings.  It seems like every year I'm better than I was before.  That is certainly a trait I'd like to keep up.  Now for the new year, how can I become better??   Here is a list of the immediate things I can think of:
1. Paint from life
2. Bigger paintings
3. More elaborate set ups
4. Take the time to get things right as I lay each brushstroke down.
5. More value control
6. Work on better edges
7. DON'T CONTINUE WORKING ON A PAINTING AFTER IT REACHED THE FINISHED STAGE.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve Santa

-A quick study from this morning.
As a kid growing up in the 70's and 80's we had to wait for the networks to air the Christmas shows. If I missed any of the Rankin-Bass productions I would be really upset. Today I have them on DVD, so no worries.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Peonies Study


I painted this yesterday as a warm up for a bigger painting that had nothing to do with peonies. However, this came out so good I stopped painting for the day.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Roses/Onion and Rose



These are some small studies I was working on this week.