|"Young Explorer" 9x12 inches, oil on canvas|
Friday, July 25, 2014
My little niece was walking the beach of outerbanks exploring when I snapped the picture. The lighting was so ominous and glowing....hard to capture it in a painting as God's creation is the perfect masterpiece from which all of us artists draw inspiration. This painting still needs a little tweaking but you can see the difference from the last post, how much it has progressed. Will post my venetian painting soon.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Ok so our computer room acts as a studio for me but for whatever reason lacks the light essential to really view color saturation properly. Took this little painting out of the room after I completed it and BAM! The color was so saturated and bright, I had to tone it down. It's still a bit bright but will leave it.... working on two other paintings that I will post tomorrow.
|"Morning Innocence" 8 x 10, oil on canvas|
Thursday, July 17, 2014
|"Young Explorer" 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas|
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Sunday, July 6, 2014
I am in the process of putting my smaller paintings on a website, www.dailypaintworks.com so I am trying to do one small painting every other day (or there about). If you are interested in purchasing one, you may find them on the website. Currently there are 6 of my paintings in auction on Daily Paintworks. This little painting below is one of them. I have been trying to stick to a veggie/fruit regime these past few days and have had some delicious cherries around the house. Thought I'd give them a try in one of my paintings.
|"Two and Two" 6 x 6 inches, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas|
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Started a little painting 9" x 12" of a photo I took some years ago in Venice, an addition that connects San Marco and the Doge's Palace. The lion above the door is the symbol of Venice and you will see lions as architectural elements in other locations around the city. I love lions and not too sure of the meaning behind the venetian lion but I suppose it has spiritual significance. There are lots a details to paint here so trying very hard to keep lines perpendicular. I will not attempt to do a photo realistic painting...not my style and I already have the photo. But I do want to try to capture the luminosity of that morning by starting my palette with dull colors, adding hints of lighter and brighter as I go.
|"Porto Della Carta in Morning Light" (oil on canvas panel, 9 x 12 inches)|
"Youth Resolute" (detail ) 24 x 30 inches, pencil, charcoal, pastel So I thought I would show the stages of the portrait of...
"My Cup Runneth Over" oil on panel, 5 x 7 inches
Last weekend, I was able to take a class with a nationally known painter who teaches classical painting techniques, Robert Liberace. I have ...
I have been working on some small works and a portrait that I will reveal in a few more days. The two paintings posted here are ones I am st...