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 ---- 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