The alley behind our studio has some lovely garden spots. One right outside my window (nearest my easel) has hollyhocks and some wonderful sunflowers. These called to me.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I've really been enjoying painting to Norah Jones and Diana Krall these past few times in the studio. The music helps with the lines and color, I think!
What I learned about the "continuations" is to prep the area of the painting surface that you are going to work in with the walnut oil...otherwise it's hard to get the paint to "flow" on the surface.
Monday, July 25, 2011
This was where I started today, just the underpainting.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
"Apple and Copper Bowl" 5 x 7 OIL (Work in Progress)
"Cobalt Blue Bottle" PASTEL (Work in Progess)
To see more of the process and the finished piece click Here
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Underpainting..a point from which I can continue!
The larger my paintings are getting, the more I need to understand how to continue the next day with a painting and still get the results I want (loose, soft edges, intense colors). So it was suggested by my artist friend, Valorie, that I should practice my "continuations". It's been very helpful. And it seems people enjoy seeing the process as much as the finished pieces.