Wednesday, October 23, 2013

unable to upload photos
at this time

Sunday, June 16, 2013

This is about as much as I will do for a mock up -practice acrylic run. Will likely cut this board in half and use just the right side.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

working on the figure a bit

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

working on the background.  Oddly, the sky looks light blue in the photo, which is the plan, but so far I have not done anything with the sky and it is actually totally white at this point.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

adding some background - from my imagination - will return to work on the horse further next

Sunday, June 2, 2013

will add some stables and hills

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stan wants a large painting for his wall with a racehorse featured.  Working on the drawing.
Will do a practice in acrylic on a gesso-ed birch plywood panel.  The panel is 2 ft x 4 feet
but is warped a bit so I'll use half and if any good will trim the panel.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Getting there   12 x 20  watercolor - this is essentially a practice version with several problems. I only used one brush - a #8 as I didn't want to fiddle with details.  Will do a larger version and hopefully resolve the problems.

Monday, April 29, 2013

watercolor in process

I did the drawing some time ago.  A local pianist is posing on her piano.
Water color in process.  I misplaced the newspaper photo from which I did the original
drawing -- so making up some of it --I am using some colors from a WInslow Homer painting.

I have a larger version in oil in mind, so this might be a preliminary.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

16 x 22 on 140 lb sheet of 22 x 30  Burnt umber, raw umber, lamp black and a #8 brush

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Three colors -raw umber, burnt umber and lamp black and 1 brush so far (Grumbacher 8) need to darken up a few places.  Almost there.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'm not keeping the cold and damp feel of the original (no wonder he spent a good deal of time painting outdoors).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

moving along -decided to use burnt umber  raw umber and lampblack

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketching for a Watercolor

This photo of Childe Hassam
in his Boston studio about 1885 has fascinated me for the past year.  I've done several acrylic studies and am sketching it out 3x larger for a watercolor study. I want to practic with five grades of one or two colors (umbers)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I added an additional color wash to this, so re-post

Monday, April 1, 2013

moving along a bit more

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The backyard was so fresh this AM after a night of heavy rain. 
Even the little reading deck I built last summer was inviting.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Don't find much artistic satisfaction from working from a photo but doing several works of the family is okay for now.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

                                            Won't flip for me  - so took another photo - My older sister is also a horse person.  I sketched out the photo x3 transferred it to a canvas and dubbed in the underpainting to get started.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

An 8 x 10 study from a Childe Hassam painting

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Added a few minor touches-DONE

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Just about there -- remember  - with watercolor -- don't tinker.  I may use some white for the driver's hat and add a bit more foliage.  I used four colors - neutral, lampblack, Indian yellow and Burnt Sienna (would have preferred a light red -but couldn't find one).

watercolor in process 19 x 24

I will need to sponge back the background for better perspective

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Watercolor in process

 I have a full size water color sheet gathering dust which I decided to use.  My
water colors tubes are somewhat dried so I cut them open and dampen them as
needed.  I'm breaking a few W/C rules on this one - but am having fun.

Monday, February 25, 2013

                                             Oil 12 x 14  Quick study from my imagination

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Oil study after William Wendt 12 x 14

William Wendt was able to use scads of green and still make a good painting-
a study from Wednt to better understand his methods.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Been playing with this one for a time.  I lowered the mountains, added more green
to the hills and made the boat a bit larger.   Gallery wrapped  18"  x 24"  oil.
                                           DONE top photo taken with flash lower photo
                                          with no flash

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Going from Acrylic
to oil  - in process  24"  x  24" birch panel

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Finished.  In memory of Childe Hassam.  A study piece to learn more about his
painting methods.  24" x 31"  oil over acrylic.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Acrylic 12 x 14
An oil study on birch panel 24 x 30 - about 90% finished.  I've left off some of the original
and altered the dimensions as I could't find a panel the size of the original which is 25" x 30.5".
I did the first layer in acrylic and then went to oil. I had to research horse harnessing and carriages as
the darkness of the original hides many details.  Has been a worthwhile study period.
a 12 x 14 oil study
A few acrylic studies