Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"What are you doing here?" 6in x 6in oil

"What are you doing here?"  Is that referring to the cherry or the fork?   Maybe both, maybe the fork is asking the cherry?  Maybe the cherry was there first.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

"Reading about Anatomy" 12in x 9in oil

Trying something new again!    This is a bold leap for me.    I am liking the effect.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

"Forks and a Cherry" 6in x 6in oil

  One of them just had to be different!   It looks like the fork is wearing a hat!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"Six Forks" 6in x 6in oil

I got a bit carried away today with everything being even.    It is so hard to change what you have always done!   Making things even, making them match, making things line up...  everything tidy!
My dog hates it!    I am learning to relax.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Forks 'n Spoons" 8in x 8in oil

Some of you may remember a series I did like this a while back.   I decided to do some more in preparation for a large outdoor fair I am going to be in. 

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Friday, June 19, 2015

"Little Red dress" 18in x 14 in oil

What were we thinking?   We had three lights sources on our model today.  It was an overcast day so the studio was just a little dark.   I turned on one track light overhead, then there was north light coming in on that same side then we turned on a soft 60 watt light for a reflected light on the darker side.  We have 5 people around one model so there is not much wiggle room.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Moroccan Slippers" 6in x 6in oil

Now for something completely different!   I saw these shoes hanging on a friend's wall and I said "Oh, you should paint those."  She brought them to me and said "You paint them." Well, I spent an hour setting it up.   I started with them hanging since I thought they looked so cool when I first saw them.   I tried it with all kinds of backgrounds, tried them alone and with other props, different lighting (changing bulbs in the lights) and finally gave up on that idea and decided to try them on a surface.   I imagined they were on the floor after being worn.  It looked too plain so I went outside and cut off some peony leaves and put that in front of the light so they cast shadows over the shoes.  So if you didn't know what went into this view would you think they were just sitting on the floor of the porch?

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"Two Peonies" 8in x 8in oil

These are the last of the Peonies.   They don't last long enough.   I am still working on making my brushstrokes looser.    There are so many petals on these flowers and I probably painted one tenth of them.   I am happy with the vase and reflection.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

"Three Peonies" 8in x 8in oil

 
I like the way this one turned out.   

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Monday, June 15, 2015

"Five Peonies" 8in x 8in oil

 I love the subtle color shifts on these peonies that I found at Trader Joe's.    Tonight I was almost ready to turn the lights out and fall asleep but I remembered that I had not posted this painting.  So now I am up way past my bedtime!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

"Banjo player" 16in x 12in oil

This girl is amazing!   She plays numerous instruments and takes courses in school that I cannot even spell PLUS she paints and she is only 14.   I tell you.... kids these days... are so amazing!

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

"A Tumble of Cherries" 6in x 6in oil

Now, these cherries are delicious!   I had to hurry and paint before eating them all!

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Friday, June 5, 2015

"Teal Dress" 11 in x 14 in oil

I really like the way this dress turned out on the painting.  This is my sketch for today's 3 hour effort.''

I am offering a FIGURATIVE WORKSHOP on August 22 and 23 here in Louisville KY.   If anyone is interested you can click here for more information.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

"Red T" 18in x 15in oil painting

Kalin did a great job today modeling for our group.   

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Two cherries and a blue plate" 6in x 6in oil painting

I just love it when the two cherry stems are still attached to each other.   Makes me feel hopeful.  When I paint the set-up on a white cloth I tend to see color in the white so I thought I would paint that in today!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"One cherry, one bowl, one spoon" 6in x 6in oil painting

I am trying a more minimal approach with more brushwork and palette knife work.   It was fun just to concentrate on color value and brushstrokes.   Of course, composition is the #1 decision to be made.

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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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