Sunday, November 24, 2013
In the painting class I teach; I gathered up an assortment of fallen autumn leaves. Light, fragile, but full of shapes and value. Here's my go at it. First we did the leaf, then with a piece of colored paper to add interest to the composition. 6x6 on panel.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Count each stroke? Now that's a challenge! 6x6 panel, a vase of flowers, a big brush, and 25 strokes to complete a painting!! Can it be done? Yes, if you load the brush, think about getting the very most out of each stroke and not worry about being too perfect. Let yourself go... with intention! Fabulous. Thank you Page Railsback for a day of good painting with wonderful people.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
This is the first in a series of exercises we did at a one day workshop I attended taught by Page Railsback. This was about simplifying, using three values, and finding a pleasing composition. First we mixed a chromatic gray from just red, yellow and blue. This is on a 6x6 panel.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Making still more changes to this painting reminds me why I love plein air! Paint the painting, leave the scene. I have gone back into a plein air in the studio to make minor adjustments, but this one has gone through major changes. Am I satisfied yet? Time will tell. Turn it to the wall then return a few days later.