Monday, May 30, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. A value study from Carol Marine using only burnt umber, rubbing out for mid value, laying in more paint for the darks, and using thinner or a q-tip to lift for the lights. I've been painting shells for a week, so it only made sense to try this value exercise with some more shells. Will paint it again in color-this time it's on a blue cloth.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Libby Gilpatric gave me some pointers and I tried again using a larger 12x12 format. Better, but this truck is just so yellow.I like the painting however, but want to explore the concept further, so the painting isn't about "the yellow truck"!This has me pretty baffled, par for the course if you paint like I paint.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Diane Mannion,part of the weekly challenges fromThe Daily Paintworks. This was alot harder than I thought it would be! Ha,there I go having expectations. Painting is always a humbling experience,didn't post from our open studio this week, as I thought it was sub par.On the other hand,years ago I met an artist on Newbury Street in Boston, a street filled with fantastic galleries, and he said to me"You have to paint alot of s**t to get a good painting." It was encouraging words to someone just starting to paint, and still holds true today. Just get up, and paint more!!!
Sunday, May 8, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. I've done several self portraits but this probably comes the closest to being me. My friend said the nostrils aren't right, and I said, you've never seen my nostrils...she's 6' tall,lol.Anyway, I keep in mind this is about learning, growing, not taking myself so seriously, and accepting where I'm at today. Happy Mothers' Day!
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Portsmouth Arts Guild. The time flies by, I want to get the drawing down first,used burnt sienna,ultramarine,cad yellow,and Indian red for the palette,trying to simplify the shapes. Thinking always about the shape,not the thigh! Or whatever. Challenged by the foreshortening of that right arm!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
This was the set up for the first of a two day workshop with Hollis Dunlap. Check out his work at The Ruggiero Gallery. He is a classical realist and put us through the paces, as he talked about first toning the canvas, just to loosen yourself up a bit. Hollis likes flat brushes and demonstrated the variety of marks that can be made with one brush, making the drawing first with the edge of the brush, a thin line that can be corrected. He likes to use a max of 3 strokes with a loaded brush,prefers to mix with a brush rather than with a palette knife, and encourages correction upon correction. He stated the importance of being willing to work at a particular area it to get it right, not just settling for good enough. He is incredibly generous with his knowledge, and gave honest critiques in a kind way. Here's my effort for the day;exhausted but feeling good.