Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bernheim Small Batch 6"x6" oil

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Bernheim is made at Heaven Hill Distilleries in Bardstown Kentucky is the only type of straight whiskey which uses predominately soft winter wheat and is produced in small batches and aged to perfection.  It is not really a bourbon since it is at least 51% wheat.   To qualify as bourbon, the law stipulates that it must be made in the USA, at least 51% and no more than 79% Indian corn and aged for at least two years.   It is a nice smooth tasting whiskey.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Gentleman Jack 6"x6" oil

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All bourbons are whiskey but not all whiskeys are bourbon.   Gentleman Jack is not a bourbon but a smooth Tennessee Whiskey made by the Jack Daniels distillery which is owned by Brown-Forman.  This whiskey is the only one in the world to be charcoal mellowed twice giving it ultimate smoothness.
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Chinese umbrella 9"x12" oil

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What I painted today in the portrait group was crap! yes, crap, so I wiped it off and am posting what I painted Friday in my Go Figure session.   Now the most exciting thing was the way the light was coming through the umbrella and I painted it with lots of light coming through but that made the face and skin tones pale in comparison.   I remember when I was there the skin tones were the brightest thing on the composition so when I got home I darkened the umbrella and the effect was just what I wanted, the person stands out.   I learned a lesson that day.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Woodford Reserve II, 6"x6" oil

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A strange thing happened after I painted the first Woodford Reserve painting,  the bourbon in the glass evaporated!   I had to be quick to put the stopper back on the bottle before the same thing happened to the bourbon in there.  Woodford Reserve is an award winning bourbon made by Brown Forman which was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown right here in Louisville Ky.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bill Fletcher Workshop Day 4, 6"x8" oil

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On the Bill Fletcher workshop day 4 we all worked from the same photo.  There were some wonderful paintings in the group.   Bill Fletcher is a wonderful instructor and I would recommend taking any of his classes if you get the chance.   I am learning lots!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Woodford Reserve 6"x6" oil

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This is my new series, bourbon. The first one is Woodford Reserve which is made by Brown Forman and is small batch bourbon and one of the oldest and smallest working distillery in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region.  I love the classic bottle shape.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

Red Sparkle 9"x12" oil

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Our model today is very talented in acrobatic performance and she is performing tonight and Saturday here in Louisville KY at Headliners in a Vixen show where she is performing with a snake.   Her mother was a science teacher and never afraid of snakes and my mother was not afraid of them either but that did not trickle down to me.   I do not want a snake anywhere near me.   Yikes!
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fallen Sugar 6"x6" oil

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 I am just going to have to think of something else to paint.   Even I am getting a little tired of this sugar bowl.    I do have a series in mind that I want to start but first have to gather the items. 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grape reflections 6"x6" oil

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My favorite parts in this painting are the glow in the grapes.   
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

I made it! 6"x8" oil

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I am surprised on how long it took for me to paint this one but I think I finally achieved the look I was going for.    The little grape who could.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Patti on a chair 8"x10" oil

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I struggled with this one because the surface was very slippery for some reason.   I grabbed it in a hurry this morning and did not realize that is was not my usual panel.   I also wish I had left it at an earlier sketchy stage.   The lesson I learned was that sometimes two hours are better than three.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Bill Fletcher Workshop Day 3, 4"x6" oil

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This was day 3 in Bill Fletcher's workshop.   On this day I spent about an hour on this little painting and the time was broken up into three parts, 10% on the block in, 80% on the middle and 10% on the final touches which he calls bejeweling but I call it "tarting up".   We start by mixing the four or five color values on the block in and then on the middle of the painting process we mix different colors, some cooler and some warmer but keeping the same value as the block in colors, fiddle with the edges and then on the finish the use of a palette knife comes in handy or you can give it the finger...  or thumb.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red napkin 6"x8" oil

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This was hard and I hope it is not overworked.  I wanted to try something different for the backdrop.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Patti in a tam 9"x12" oil

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This is the efforts of the morning.  
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Coffee with cream 6"x6" oil

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I normally drink black coffee but what a treat it is to have coffee with real cream.  Yum!!  I had to buy it as a prop and I couldn't let it go to waste!
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cream or sugar 6"x6" oil

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I am working on getting looser in my painting  and it is so hard!  I like the sugar bowl and it's ears.
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