Saturday, June 23, 2012
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Work For Yourself & Let Your Friends Know:
Help Your Friends Find Your Art
Via MakeBigArt.com (Hat Tip: Lauren Everett Finn Studio)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I'm a big fan of Daniel Smith watercolors. This set of cards gives you a small sample of each of their paints so you can try them on your own! All you need is a good brush, fine watercolor paper, and a jar of water, and you're off!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I wish I could remember which overlook produced the photo referenced in this painting. I'm taking a lot of license and trying to teach myself to loosen up and paint a simple, elegant landscape.
I admire the old English plein air landscape watercolourists as well as a few modern painters who exmplify this philosophy, such as Chris Robinson. 'Tis certainly not my instinctive nature - I tend to overwork - but I keep trying!
Going through a bit of an ugly stage...also this photo was taken at night under a special daylight bulb, but it doesn't compare well to the first. I may have overstrengthened some of the lines in the mountains...oh well, I'll just go with it and try more washiness in my next piece.
Rinsed under the sink. Gradation is lost, and needs a little scrubby here and there. Moving on to the next piece!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
But today is a new day! I painted this one last night...This is my second loose landscape...still learning. Did this fast...sunset in two layers (yellow, then dried...then other colors) in 15 minutes on wet paper, then once dry washed in the silhouette of trees in 5 minutes. I took the reference photo for this painting a couple of years ago at the farm...I did go off in my own direction.
11"x15" Arches 300 lb Cold Pressed
Quin Gold (WN), Perylene Maroon (DS), Indanthrone Blue (DS), Quin Violet (DS)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I finished this, the second in my Polyphony series, just yesterday. I painted it to hang either horizontally or vertically.
To see an earlier version, scroll down or click here. Golden fluid acrylics on 36"x48" gessoed canvas.
This palette is very vivid...the fluid acrylics are surprisingly bright when glazed over white.
It looks great on a white wall...it is truly a departure from the paintings I've been producing lately! A great learning experience.