Friday, September 4, 2015

"Velvet trimmed hat" 14" x 11" oil

The warm skin tone in contrast to the cool background is my favorite part of this sketch.   The background color I put on about three weeks ago with Gamblin Fast Matte colors.   It was a blend of burnt sienna, dioxazine purple, indian yellow, cad red light and ultramarine blue with a little quick dry white.   They have a matte finish and dry fast so they are good to put over an oil primed linen.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Morning Crossword" 6" x 6" oil

This looks so peaceful with the morning breezes starting up along with the sun and all you have to do is sip good coffee and work your crossword.   

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Friday, August 28, 2015

"White Sunglasses" 14" x 11" oil

This was so much fun to do for the end of summer.  I tried to keep the focus on the upper half of the figure by subduing the lower half.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Lavaski in Yellow" 14" x 11" oil

This is what I painted last Friday in our regular Friday group.  Over the weekend I taught a workshop in figure painting which has taken much of my time before and after the event.   Sorry that I have not posted much.   Thought I would include a close up of his face which is what I spent the most time on.   I love using the cool greens, blues and lavenders in contrast with the warm browns and reds. 


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Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Reading Treasure Island" 8" x 8" oil

While searching for an image to put in the painting I came across this book about N.C. Weyth with the image of Treasure Island that he had painted.   The glasses are for reading the book, the coins are the treasure and the dice is for the uncertainly.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"Reading" 14" x 11" oil

There was a lamp on the table that glowed onto the book and table surface which in turn lit up her face.  I put a light behind her to make her hair profile stand out because what I like best about this is the face and hair shape.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"Woodford neat" 8" x 8" oil

Woodford Reserve seems to be a popular bourbon.   The color of bourbon is fun to capture.   When it is in the bottle it is dark and light with specks of red but when a small amount is put into a glass it has more yellow and not the dark red depth.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"The Teapot and her friends" 6" x 6" oil


This was a demo that I painted in my Monday painting class.   I forgot to post that night but dreamed all night of tweaking the paint strokes.  So I was hell bent the next morning to change the painting.   So here it is!   I think it is better.   Class, what do you think?

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

'Bunch of Ladies' 8" x 8" oil




Most of this painting was painting with my glasses off so I could capture the essence of what the flowers looked like.   The only problem with not seeing through my glasses... I can't see how much paint I am getting on my brush!   I guess I can't have it all!

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Friday, July 31, 2015

"Green Top" 10" x 8" oil

This is a smaller painting but I like the way it turned out.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sneaky Ladies 8" x 6" oil

These flowers always seem to spring up over night without any warning.   I think they should be called Sneaky Ladies.  They could be undercover agents except now we know they are there!  These are always a challenge because on one stem there can be many flowers.  This is only two stems and there are 10 blooms and two buds so tomorrow there will be 12!

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Friday, July 24, 2015

"Brewed Tea" 6" x 6" oil

I tried to be looser on this one.  Thought it would be a good idea to use the same items  but in a different layout.   Well, as you probably noticed, a spoon got in on the act. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"A Pot of Tea" 6" x 6" oil

Thought I would dip myself into this pot of tea today.   I felt like I had never painted before!   How frustrating!   But I think I pulled it off in the end.  Now that I am looking at it I see that there is no signature.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

"K in bright light" 14" x 11" oil

This is my effort on Friday.   I must admit that I did paint on it today and lightened the shadow side a bit, used a light purple/blue hue on that side and kept the ruffles on the shirt sort of abstract.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Three white Hydrangeas" 8" x 8" oil

Using a copper cup added a new element to this set up.   I call them white hydrangeas but they are really very light green.   The glow that the copper makes in the shadow is fun.   The blue on the flowers is there because of the north light from the windows.  It adds a little something extra.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Green with a little Pink" 6" x 6" oil

This pink bloom is so large that all it can do is hang over the edge.   I had it propped up on top of the other three and it was so large and looked too silly.  

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

"Pink and Green Hydrangeas" 8" x 8" oil

The old hydrangea bush out front produced three blooms this year two were about 3" in diameter and the third one was 8"+ in diameter.   It is the largest bloomin bloom I have ever seen!   I painted the first painting with just the one bloom and I am not sure it translates well so I got a few of the light green ones from Trader Joe's.   I wanted to capture the warm pink/red glow in the center when it is lit.     My favorite part is the shadow it cast on the lower left, there are so many colors.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

"Lavaski in Blue" 18" x 14" oil

Here is my painting from Friday "Go Figure" session.  I was going to work on the background a little bit more today but I just have too many things to do so I am posting as is.

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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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