Monday, February 28, 2011

Stage 3 Color Study

Here is my stage 3 color study. I need to fix my drawing and add changes in the pot.
I am happy with the results so far. Good lesson.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stage 2 Study

Here is today's stage 2 study. I love stage 2.

Brush and Color Study 02/24/11

This is my morning study. I used some of the technique from yesterday's class and the color I am learning with Susan Sarback.
This study is using a toned canvas and blocking it in. I learned how to do that with the beginning oil painting class. Works fabulously.
Then, I drew out the still life and blocked in the values with same color I used to tone my canvas. Love the technique! I am very happy with this hour and half study.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sign Me Up, Again, Please

I completed my six week course with Beginning Oil painting with Randy Blasquez at the School of Light and Color. I wanted to see more so I signed up for another day.
Today we did a paint along with Randy. We worked all worked together in class painting a wonderful painting by Russian Impressionist painter, Sergei Bongart.
Here is my unfinished study.
Great class.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tin Can Flower Series

In 2005, I decide to paint a series of tin can flowers. I spent days in my studio mixing gray colors and painting the cut daisies from my backyard. I put them into a tin can and painted them.
I loved painting them because they were fun and loose.
Here is one I have. I wonder why I can't paint flowers like this today. I have become a tight painter.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Completed Color Study 02/14/11

Here is my completed color study of a female statue, Venus De Milo, a glass vase with lavender and a small bowl. It forced me to look at the objects with a critical eye and understand what I was seeing. Very difficult. This took me two weeks to complete in class.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Advanced Drawing

Here is a picture from last week's advanced drawing class. I was having a difficult time drawing that day but I kept with it. This is the better study.

Weekend Drawing Workshop: Learn the Six Universal Skill-Sets of Drawing

I was in wonderful workshop this weekend instructed by David Lobenberg. What a treat! He taught the six universal skill sets of drawing. He is high energy and enthusiastic which made the class wonderful. I loved his demos, too. I have taken several drawing classes with talented art instructors and I always pick up a new "gem" of knowledge.
David had several tips I did now know.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Paint Along

Here is the painting from today's paint along with the instructor, Randy Blasquez. It was a good study.
That class observed how Randy would paint a still life in each stage and then the class work on their still life of the same objects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another Color Study with Brush

I am fascinated by Susan Sarback's stage 2 process to painting and how you can apply it to painting Russian Impressionist style. So, I practiced another small color study today. It was more difficult because I was chasing the sun. The cat just didn't want me to work with the halogen light and I just can't say no to the that cute, little face.
Here is a study of a wine bottle and a black pitcher. The wine bottle was shortened a bit on purpose. I like the results.

Color Study with Brush

Brush is so much easier to me than palette knife and mixing on the canvas. So, I took a moment to do a simplified color study of flowers in a glass vase.
I am using my new industrial strength halogen light so I don't have to chase the sun. The cat became very upset because I closed the curtains so the outdoor light wouldn't change my setup. The cat, Sheeba, didn't understand where her sun went to I reopened the curtains.
Cat has priority.
Back to the painting. I like that I could simplify the flowers. I am put very little detail in this painting.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Working on a Stage 3 Study

Here is today's stage 3 study. I am painting a statue with a purple glass vase and a small ceramic bowl. HARD!
The darkest shadow of the statue needs to be greener before I continue. Good study.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Best Day of My Life

This is the best day of my life. I celebrate it every year. It is the day my son was born. We are taking him out to dinner where I can retell the story of his birth and what a wonderful day it was.
I also worked on my little flower study, went shopping for canvas, clothes and meat for next week's dinners. I brought petite pies to my son's house and he shared one with me. We talked about college, the scary catfish of the Amazon and other stories. It was a nice.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Practicing Flowers

Here is a flower I practiced in oil today with a brush. Seriously, I need to take better pictures.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Beginning Oil Painting with a Brush - Day 3

We had a paint along with the instructor today to follow how to paint the same still life together. Good process. Here is my start. Because I am using geoso board, the under painting was not staying in place. That is okay. Once it dries, I can fix it.
I head to Utretcht and picked up a few sale canvases and turquoise oil paint on sale, too.

Beginning Oil With Russian Impressionistic Style

Here is the painting from my other class. It is almost complete. I worked on it before class. I just need to bright the flowers and it should be done.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I Couldn't Stop at Stage 2

I just couldn't stop at stage 2. I am back to the blocks and the sun is shining and I just couldn't stop.