Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Too Lazy To Clean My Palette

I was just too lazy to clean my palette when I painted this kitty. But... I like it.

"Purple Haze Cat"  By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas 5"X7" Oil On Canvas Board

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Two Slightly Different Styles

So I worked on two different styles today.  It is difficult to see much difference. The one on the left is layering paint color on top of each layer and the one of the right is mixing the color.
It was easier for me to keep the value on the left. Hmm... interesting.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

"Pretty Precious" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas

What a pretty, precious kitty and this cat knows it.  This is a limited palette painting on canvas board.  I used a large number 8 flat brush to paint it.
"Pretty Precious" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas - 5"x7" Oil On Canvas Board

Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Guilty!" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas

This cat is obviously guilty of something. Ripping the couch, climbing on the counters or eating someone's dinner. This is a limited palette painting and to be honest, very fun to paint. 
"Guilty!" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas - 5"X7" Oil on Canvas Board

Friday, September 19, 2014

"Green Eyes" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas SOLD

This is a green eyed, marmalade cat that looks very similar to a cat I had for years. I painted it on a 6"x8" canvas.
"Green Eyes" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas - 6"x8" Oil on Canvas

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Meow-llo" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas

Here is another Brookings, OR cat.  I painted him with a limited palette, mixed my black and toned my canvas board with transparent red oxide.
"Meow-llo" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas - Oil on 5"x7" Canvas Board


Monday, September 15, 2014

Pulling It Together

I am trying to take everything I have learned to pull a painting together. So today I worked on brush work and color.   I put down complementary colors around the objects and layered paint over it.    This is painted on a 12x16 canvas sheet.



Friday, September 12, 2014

Black Cat Without Black Paint

I painted this Brookings, Oregon black cat today without black paint and a limited palette. Curious? I mixed ultramarine blue with red oxide to create "black".  I think I should push the purples and blues next time but other than that I am happy with this piece. 
"Black Is Back" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas - 5"x7" Oil on Canvas Board

Friday, September 5, 2014

Where To Go From Here?

I have studied impressionism, tonalism and now I am studying expressionism. I am struggling with the latter.  This does not mean I am giving up but it certainly supports the saying "Life is short. Art is long".

Harbor Study On Linen Sheet