Friday, July 25, 2014

My Little Niece

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.
"Young Explorer" 9x12 inches, oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bright Colors!!!!

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

Worked today on my venetian painting that I posted earlier this month and also this 9x 12 painting of my niece at the beach. Love the bright blue of her swim suit. Face needs to be handled carefully....will not be able to work on it tomorrow but hopefully on Sat. will keep you posted.
"Young Explorer" 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Outer Banks

We are going to the Outer Banks in another couple of weeks. This was done from a photo I took two years ago....I will do another one from life later and compare.
"Avon Morning" 9 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I am in the process of putting my smaller paintings on a website, 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

A Little Venetian Painting

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)

Little Video

Have recently completed a still life painting and while painting it, I thought it would be good to take pictures of the progression. Though...