Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fresh Air with Plein Air

8x10 Oil on Gessoboard
Here is a plein air study from Lone Ranch just outside of Brookings, Oregon. I had a wonderful day painting with friends on the coast. We attracted quite a group of people interested in what we were painting outdoors as they watched us create these quick studies. It was nice to be outside in the fresh air.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Howdy Cupcake - SOLD 12/2011

SOLD at Manely Art Center
I painted with Kathy Huxley and the Tuesday painters today and it was bring your favorite dessert day... not planned but just happened. We were all inspired by Randy Blasquez's cake painting.
We are, also,  loving this idea because when we are done, we get to eat the yummy desserts.
Here is my "Howdy Cupcake" painting on a 6"x 6" canvas, oil with palette knife.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I Think I Need A Bigger Brush

First of all, I am trying to type this on my laptop on my lap and the cat insists she wants to be on my lap, too. So, she is trying to hurry this blog post along. Cats have priority in our house.
I have been in my studio painting a large 3 foot by 4 foot painting of the Yosemite studies I did last month. I found out a few days ago that  I needed to paint it in a landscape format rather than the portrait format I did. That is kind of important to know when painting a large scale painting. I thought I had worked out all the bugs with this portrait studies and was confident I could do this.  But, if this is my biggest problem, shame on me for complaining.
Plein Air Painting on the Coast
So, here is my progress so far. It is going into a financial planner's office. He has been very patient waiting for this.
3'x4' Oil in Progress
Oh and in between this large painting, I run out to paint with Rob Decker and Kathy Huxley at the beach.  By the way, Rob Decker is now considered a national artist. He is working with the National Parks.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Abstract Thinkers

In Randy's class today, we became abstract thinking artists. It was  a fun lesson. Here is my incomplete study. I will finish it in the morning before my next class. Great instruction, Randy. Thank you.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Is It The Easel Or Me? One Of Us Is A Little Off

Here is my finished study of five objects. That little bowl gave me grief but the rest of it wasn't too bad... as far I can remember.
I had to straighten the bottles a bit. I was telling the instructor that the reason why I end up with crooked bottles is my crooked easel.  I just need a better, expensive easel. Well,  she laughed and said you think it is the easel?  Between me and the easel, I am hoping the easel is a little off.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Slight Adjustment

I made a slight adjustment to this last portrait study. It was too pale. Here is the results.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

One More Session...

One more session and this study is done. I do love this stage.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Girl Talk

It was a good time in portrait class.  It was a  small group of women. We were all  painting, learning and chatting. Nice. Here is my study.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Statue Study

I wanted to paint a study of a statue of Jesus that I photographed.  I am working out the color with this.
Here is my first attempt at it. I painted on an 11X14 canvas sheet.