Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Between the Trees


I woke up this morning and quickly got my painting supplies ready.  I got in the car and headed to this one place I picked out previously.  I parked the car and set up my easel.  In the beginning stage of a painting, I'll do a wash and loosely block in certain shapes.  A wash is just mineral spirits and a color I choose to tone the canvas, this time I used raw sienna.  When the sun was at this point, shinning through the trees, I moved my easel so I could paint without the glare. This painting looks abstract but it truly is a loose interpretation of what I was seeing.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Head Study



This was from the Friday night Meetup at Coppini Academy of Fine Art. Probably the first painting from a model in two years. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Texas Sweet Corn and Onions


I love having a more dramatic contrast in dark and light.  The warm light on this subject really stands out.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Red Onion in Warm Light


A quick study to get back to painting.  I've painted various other things in the last couple of days but nothing worthy of a blog post. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sunflowers and Copper


Painting sunflowers can be hit or miss for me.  When I paint it as a sunflower, a circle with petals all around it, I won't be happy with the result.  It a think of it as an abstract mass with light and dark, I'll probably end up with a nice painting.
Available here.