Sunday, December 30, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
oil on board, 16x16"
We have so many wonderful parks that I want to do a series of paintings, with all the ways people enjoy them. I was out walking one very cold morning and saw this lone woman with her happy puppy. Here again I am experimenting with a looser, more impressionistic style. Except for a few details the painting was done with a palette knife.
oil on RayMar panel, 6x8"
Intermittently I experiment with a looser, faster way of working. I find it fun, but somehow always seem to return to more detailed, precise work. These tomatoes came from the workshop with Carol Marine (http://carolmarine.blogspot.com, or www.bluecloudstudios.com).
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
oil on canvas, 12x10
This is from last week's workshop with Tony Ryder at the Andreeva Academy (www.theportraitacademy.com) in Santa Fe. The process is slow, really concentrating on how the light creates the forms - none of us finished our paintings (you can see that the chest area and blouse are just "washed-in"), but we all had a great time!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Tony Ryder (www.tonyryder.com) teaches the use of a "poster study" as a way of working out issues of value, hue, intensity & composition. Here is a first study for a painting of these wonderful red patent leather shoes. The study is just 2x3", I think the painting will be 5x7, but I may do more studies first, using a different background than the black mirror I used here.