Thursday, December 25, 2008

color exercise pink grapefruit oil painting

It surprises me how much color influence I see when I look closely. oil paint on canvas board. The book called for an orange as model, but I used a pink grapefruit cuz I ate the orange. One of the hazards of using food as a painting subject.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Color exercises

Had fun today doing some color exercises from a book entitled "How to See Color and Paint it" by Arthur Stern. Some surprising colors appear thru reflection and lighting changes. Good practice to look closely and really focus on what you see. Collage of images created in Picasa, the free image catalog and editor available online. All done with oil paint and a knife on loose linen or yupo synthetic paper.
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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tree study with yellow ochre on linen

Studying structure, value and pigments. Pleased with the yellow ochre used here, in addition to raw sienna, burnt sienna, pthalo blue, chromatic black and flake white. A limited palette helps to establish a baseline for the values, and I feel I have made some progress in my description of trees with a brush. About 10"x8" oil on loose linen taped to a board. bargain priced at $80.00 for the holidays.

Friday, December 05, 2008

"Fall Color" plein air oil landscape painting

These trees only keep their color for a couple of days, I belatedly noticed last fall. This year I caught them in time with the paintbox. Fall is beautiful around here, wish I could paint everyday.
9x12" oil on cradled masonite, back is wired, sides are painted a deep orange and no frame is needed.
$165.00 thru paypal's secure site,
I will ship for free within the USA.