Sunday, August 30, 2015

Armin Hansen at the Crocker Art Museum

Okay- I want to encourage you to see the Armin Hansen show at the Crocker Art Museum.
You might just fall in love with his work. I did!

Monday, August 24, 2015

So How Did We Get Here?

This is the beginning and end of a painting. Notice, in the beginning, I painted large shapes. Then I completed the painting with smaller and smaller brush strokes.

"Whisper In My Ear" 9"x12" Oil on Canvas Board

Monday, August 17, 2015

Big Shapes And Color

This is a daffodil study with big shapes and very little detail.
"Daffodils For Sale"  9x12 Oil On Canvas Board

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Transparency and Water

In this study, I started with transparencies and layered the color. Interesting effect.

"Fly Fishing On the American River" - Oil On Canvas Board 8"x10" Oil

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Learning to Paint Water

I took another outstanding class on how to paint rivers and ponds. This study was completed outdoors at Sailor Bar, Fair Oaks, CA. I used a palette knife on canvas board.  I love how abstract and colorful it is.

"Golden Pond" Oil on 8"x10" Canvas Board

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Let's Study

I love to paint studies to improve my artistic skills. In this study, I forced myself to be mindful about the shadows. (It is my tendency to paint them too dark because they are surrounded by light).
What are your tendencies?
"Sleeping Beauty"  8"x10"  Oil on Canvas Board

Monday, August 3, 2015

Shades of Green

I struggle with different shades of green in landscapes so I setup this still life study.
My favorite part are the orchids in the back. I like how they are abstract yet have enough detail to describe them as flowers. Good lesson. I completed this in 3 hours.

This is a 9x12 canvas with oil and brush.