Sunday, May 24, 2015

Workshop Announcement - Figure painting in oil

Figure Painting in oil, Alla Prima

August 22 and 23, 2015  

$250  (this includes the model fee)

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Location:  Louisville KY (will send further information upon registration and payment)  

Description:  During this 2 day workshop I will be emphasizing my latest approach for dramatic figurative paintings.  Students will learn effective ways to see simple shapes within the figure, how to measure, composition, work on loose brushstrokes, sharp edges, soft edges and lost edges to create beautiful paintings. 

Day 1:   I will demo in the morning.   In the afternoon students will have 3 hours for a painting of their own.    
Day 2:    There will be one pose for the whole day and students can paint one painting or two paintings from different perspectives.

This workshop is recommended for people who have had some figure experience.   
Class is limited to 12 participants.

Tuition should be paid in full when registering.   
You can send a check made out to:  
Claudia Hammer
908 E Jefferson St
Louisville KY 40206

Your check will hold your space.
No refunds after July 15.   

A list of supplies and location along with hotel info will be sent after receiving registration.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

"In a white T" 10 in x 8 in oil painting

The play of warm and cool light on the model's face today was very inspiring.    Lavaski is a great model!    
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

"The Getaway" 6 in x 6 in oil painting

I believe I have said this before,  I love painting cherries!   They were trapped in the cup and then all of a sudden the cup tipped over and they all made their getaway!     Can't you just see them all rolling out and escaping?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Blue, Red and White" 8x8 in Oil painting

Thought I would try doing a red white and blue painting.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

"Blue Headband" 14x11 in oil painting

This is my attempt for this morning.   I love the challenge of painting from a model in a limited amount of time.    After everyone left, or rather after I had lunch, I wiped off the face and simplified it.  

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

"Red and White" 8x8 in oil painting

I love having the simplicity of using just red and white... well the white is not really white because there are other colors to make it come alive.   As you all know, cherries are one of my favorite things to paint.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

"Lilacs in a vase" 8x8 in Oil painting

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Having these lilacs in the house makes me want a lilac bush in my yard.  The flowers are small and when I took off my glasses to paint them all the pink ran together.  

I am thinking of giving a figurative workshop and will announce it soon.


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Friday, May 8, 2015

"Kalin in white" 14x11 in oil painting

I do like the way this one turned out.    As you know they don't usually turn out to be "keepers".  Or maybe you don't know because the ones that don't turn out well never get posted!   I am just sneaky that way.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

"Three Iris" 6x6 in oil painting

There are so few flowers in my garden that I feel I must paint the ones I have.    In this painting I tried to paint the different values of the iris color trying not to paint every detail.   I feel that I am still learning to paint.    Thank you for watching my art.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Bicycle III" 6x6 in oil painting

This is an experiment in color.  Continuing my bicycle series which as it turns out is a humbling experience.  I am not sure this is working but I am posting my efforts anyway.  The opposite color of cad yellow is ultramarine violet.  Oh well, I will try again tomorrow.    Thank you for following my art.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

"Tying her laces" 14x11 in oil

Today's experiment started with painting in a dark background in the shape of the image then painting only the things that were in the light.   I had to put in a lighter background where the dress was in shadow so it would show up.  It was fun to do.   I think it is good to approach it differently sometimes and break away from the way I usually approach a painting.  Of course it doesn't always work out but making the effort is always a learning experience.   One way or the other you learn something.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bicycle II 6x6 in oil

The shadows that the bicycle makes just fascinates me.   Because it is next to impossible to get this view point while being at my easel, I have been using photos of the bicycle in my studio then putting the computer next to my easel and viewing the photo from the screen.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"My Bicycle" 6x6 in oil

This bicycle has carried me all over Chicago and even into one pothole up there and is now liking its home in Louisville Ky.   I have dusted it off and getting it ready for transport this season.   I have been having visions of a bicycle in a painting so I thought I would try painting the image.  The challenge to me would be to come up with more compositions of this subject.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

"Center of attention" 6x6 in oil

All of a sudden little Miss Red Tulip had to be the center of attention, in the limelight, at the head of the class with all eyes on her!   She could not explain it, she could not tell you why, fools give you  reasons and wise men.....  I digress.    Anyway, there she was the center of attention.  Again.
The tulips were opening and soaking up life.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Eight Tulips" 6in x 6in oil

Red tulips are not easy to find, after several trips I finally found some!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Three bottles of oil" 6in x 6in oil

I just came back from a short trip to Chicago, visited with friends and attended a one day workshop given by Alabama Chanin.  When I get my project done I will post.

This painting was not going well because I was using small brushes.   I was about to wipe it off when I thought... "What have I got to lose, I will just use a big brush and have fun"   So I got out a large brush took off my glasses and painted value and color.   I put a few finishing touches on with that small brush and I am quite happy with how this one turned out.   
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Three red roses with buds" 6" x 6" oil

I went to store to get Tulips but they did not have any so I got this cute little rose plant instead.  The day has just not gone as I had planned.   Then I upgraded to a new version of Mac and everything in iPhoto is different!!   Kinda frustrating!    Everything is taking longer to get done today.   So I am going with the flow.......

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Paint Mediums?" 6" x 6" oil

These are some more paint mediums... or are they?    Can you pick the one that is not used in oil painting?  These are fun to paint, it is sort of like painting bourbon but with more variations.
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This is an outfit that I made by hand using the Alabama Chanin sewing techniques.   The jacket took hundreds of hours starting with designing the jacket, stenciling the design on the fabric, hand sewing around the design then cutting out the top layer of fabric and hand sewing it all together.   Then there was the binding, beading and pleating the trim.   I love doing this kind of work in the evenings and weekends.   It is truly a labor of love.   If I were to sell it the cost would be around $6000.   But it is not for sale.
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

"Tulips, take two" 8" x 8" oil

No, seriously take two, because I have plenty!  So while I have them I am painting them.   I just love these red ones!  While at the store looking over the selection of tulips at first I wanted red and then I thought, "don't be so narrow minded" and considered the other colors but I just kept coming back to the red ones.   Love that red and green! 
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This is my latest purse.   To view more about this purse please check out my textile page.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Tulips, a bakers dozen 8" x 8" oil

Couldn't resist these beautiful red tulips at Trader Joe's.   I photographed it 4 different times because I kept seeing something that was not right on the photo.   Funny how I don't see it in the painting itself but when I look at the photo of the painting the flaw really stands out.   I'm over it!   Not painting it again!   Not today anyway.

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Here one of the projects I have been working on when I am not painting.   Please check it out on my other blog page.


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Daffodils and Strawberries" 12" x 12" oil

Before I painted this I had visions of loose brushstrokes, almost impressionistic in application but got a case of nit-pickitus while painting even despite the larger size.    In the end I removed my eye glasses and painted what I saw which was not much.   I think it is an improvement. 

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

"Last part of a paint job, 7 letters" 8" x 8" oil

All of you who are painters will figure out the answer to that clue.   Hint:  it starts with a c and ends with a p.    It is fabulous here today, sunny and almost 60° and I should be at the dog park with my little one.    Happy Easter!!

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Sunning #2 11" x 14" oil

I am still struggling with edges.   I just need to loosen up!!    I love the foreshortening on her legs and arms.   My favorite parts are her hands and legs.   

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

What is that word I'm looking for? 8" x 8" oil

This time I painted the crossword without making an extensive grid!   And it did take less time and I like the looser look.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"Finishing a Crossword" 8" x 8" oil

The process in which I get the crossword grid accomplished is so tedious that tomorrow I am going to try another approach.   I started this painting two days ago but got interrupted with a house matter.  

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Monday, March 30, 2015

"Ballet shoes, waiting..." 8" x 8" oil

Got up Friday morning and realized that the painting I promised to donate was due that day!   What could I do?     I hurried and painted this in record time and don't you know... I liked the effect.   Maybe I should rush more often.    Now all it has to do is dry.  
Not available for sale.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

"Bouquet of Daffodils" 10" x 8" oil

I painted a 6x6 of three daffodils this morning but it was so awful that I wiped it off.   Thoroughly disgusted I was going to quit and move on with other things today but I looked over at the large vase with the rest of the daffodils and they looked pretty fabulous so I decided to paint them on a larger panel.   After mixing my colors I took off my glasses so I could not see the details.   So now you know what I see without my glasses... a lot less of everything!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

"Sunning" 11" x 14" oil


It turned cold today, we even had snow flurries!   But in the studio we were make believing it was a hot sunny day at the beach (we did have to put a heater next to her to get this effect).  Carolyn even wanted to put on sun screen, but we decided not to waste it.  Wouldn't the smell have been great!  At one point she could even feel sand at her feet... or was it just dirt on the floor.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Painter's Elixirs" 6"x6" oil

It is great to be back painting!   I have tried to paint loosely on this one and I am pleased on how it turned out.    I set it up yesterday, Tuesday, and painted it this morning early.   Currently listening to Ken Follett's third book of the Century Trilogy and I am on the last CD, #29.   

 As many of you know living alone in an old house that when you least expect it things will go wrong so yesterday took a turn in a direction I did not expect, and actually it was two turns!    My phone, internet and tv went out when a truck yanked out the line and later in the day someone else discovered that one of the main cold air returns in the crawl space was not hooked up to the duct!!   Evidently it has been that way for years!!   No wonder the furnace did could not keep up with the cold winters!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Orange Bandana" News!

I am excited to say that this painting, "Orange Bandana" won the "Best of Show" at the Woman's Club of Louisville's Annual Show.    There were many wonderful works of art at the show and I feel honored to receive this award.
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