Friday, January 30, 2015

"It Wasn't Me"

I enjoyed painting this 8"x10" cat portrait today with my dear friend, Audi Stanton.  I used a palette with black, white, magenta, cerulean blue, yellow ocher, cadmium yellow pale, viridian and cadmium red light.  I painted this with a number 2 flat and a number 6 flat.
"It Wasn't Me" By Eva Marie Tanner-Klaas 8"x10" Brush on Board

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Brush Versus Palette Knife

I painted a still life study using a brush and then painted it, again, using  a palette knife in this week's workshop. I love way you can capture the light with the palette knife. The color is cleaner.

Palette knife

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Keeping Things In Perspective

It was COLD this morning so I bundled up with several layers to practice perspective. I spent about two hours on this 8x10 before calling it quits.
Oh and I used my new mini Strada. It quickly became my favorite setup. What a wonderful, lightweight piece of equipment. I bought the two additional trays and use my Easy L tripod.  With a couple of essential, small tubes of paint and two, flat brushes to keep the carrying weight down, it is now a perfect setup.
Also, instead of gamsol, I use Utretcht safflower oil.  I took a tip from an artist to use a plastic, zip-lock bag inside my brush canister. The reason for the bag is to make it easier to clean by just pulling out the bag and replacing it with a new one. . 

Now all I have to do is purchase a RayMar art box with a lightweight backpack and I will be all set.

Plein Air Study - 8"x10" Oil with brush on canvas board

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

All Aboard!

Here is my palette knife painting of pears.
"All Aboard!" Oil on Canvas Board 8"x10"

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Looking Back On My 2014 Art