Tuesday, May 11, 2010

12 x 16 oil painting

See what happens when you shoot blind -but it does show the colors better in sunlight versus shade.

Original Oil Painting 12 x 16

My first use of oil for several years. The consistency and smoothness is so much better than acrylic.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Acrylic Painting 24" x 24"

On the left -photographed in the sunlight; on the right - in the shade. What a difference.
I added some color today and matte-finished this one.

Home made easel and painting in process

I picked up a camera tripod at the thrift store for $6 and glued on some wood parts to make myself a light plein air easel. The painting I've started is not a plein air painting-just something I started indoors last night.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Returning to oils

Very frustrating week --too little time to paint. Friday PM and work done. Grabbed a pre-primed linen board and started in. Decided to switch to oils, my first love. On the right is 10 minutes going and on the left -another five minutes --feeling a bit inpatient. Best to stop here and take a fresh look tomorrow.

Monday, May 3, 2010