|First stage of a self portrait in oil....about openness.|
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Would like to enter my next painting into another competition but not sure about how to finish it. I at first wanted to include the side of a door and call it Open and Close. But not sure if I will totally change it to something more abstract.....still thinking it over. It is not a flattering painting but that is because I have been in a bit of a crossroads for the past 3-4 years. I'm learning a lot through it......
Friday, November 21, 2014
|"Fall Fruits" 8 x 10 inches, oil|
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
I call this painting, "Annie at the Met" but really she is kind of my Mona Lisa....same smile I think...same reverie in the eyes. The reason why I am posting it again is I wanted to compare how lighting can affect the accuracy of a photo when photographing your art work. This one was photographed in natural light, the one on previous post was taken with incandescent light and then altered via photo software....the previous one still needs more of the yellow cast edited out of the photo but I was running out of time and wanted to send the photo off to the American Portrait Society show...even this photo doesn't do the painting justice.
|"Annie at the Met" 14 x 18 inches, oil on canvas|
Thursday, November 13, 2014
|"Annie at the Met" 14 x 18 oil on canvas|
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Have not posted here for a while. Been busy but it's always a good kind of busy. I work in a school teaching and it's been a baptism of fire for me...but I love seeing the students create! It is fun to design projects for them and watching them come up with their results! Children are also fun to paint! Here's a painting of Laura I finished recently. It took me a while to complete it because I was new at portrait painting when I began the painting. I struggled with folds of shawl and the foreshortening of the arm. Then I left off with it for a while. I think I still need to work on shawl and arm....I like the face though! If you wish to purchase any paintings you may visit my gallery at dailypaintworks.com.
|Detail, "In the Pink"|
|"In the Pink" 15 x 22 inches, oil on canvas|
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