I love flowers, and decided to take a photo of some beautiful ones I saw at a friend’s house (with her permission). I found that acrylics are perfect for capturing the lights and dark values. The colors used were ultramarine blue; alizarin crimson; yellow ochre, Hansa Yellow, sap green, titanium white, burnt umber and burntContinue reading “Bouquet of Flowers: acrylic painting”
I love water birds, and have enjoyed seeing the egrets near Lake Huron in North Michigan. I decided to create a painting to show the beauty of this bird. I used a limited palette (as usual) with this painting: ultramarine blue, Hansen Yellow, yellow ochre, Hooker Green, Titanium white; Burnt umber and burnt sienna.
As noted before, I am starting to explore acrylics. I love the details and vibrant colors. Below is a 16 X 20″ painting on canvas wrap that I just finished, called “Meadow Flowers”. The actual painting is a lot more vibrant; someday I will learn how to do a proper photo. I used a limitedContinue reading “Meadow Flowers: Learning Acrylics”
Recently, I have been experimenting with acrylics, taking a break from oils. I have a friend who is a wonderful photographer, and with her permission used part of a photo she took as a reference (photo was by K. Gasper) for a bird painting in acrylics. My impressions of acrylic versus oils: I enjoyed theContinue reading “Sparrow painting: exploring acrylics”
I love horses, and worked on a horse ranch a few years ago. Here’s a picture of a friend walking his horse (a Tennessee Walker) into the barn at the end of the day. “Going Home” oil, 16 X 20
The past few weeks it has snowed a LOT. Here’s a picture of what it looks like outside my front door: Since before moving here two years ago, I lived in warmer climates (California, and then Texas), I was amazed by the amount of snow that falls – and stays – each winter. The landscapeContinue reading “What Michigan Artists Do in the Winter”
I am very pleased that some of my art was accepted at Art Reach Center in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. They have some wonderful art there, and it’s well worth visiting if you are in the area. Kim, the Director, is very knowledgeable, and has her own art there. Yay! Now my art is at threeContinue reading “New Gallery”
I have a good friend who also likes to paint, and she created a combination oil and acrylic painting that represents this season of Teshuvah (repentance) in the Jewish calendar. Here’s the result. I really love this, and hope that you enjoy it as well!
All of my life, I have loved horses. when I worked on a horse ranch in Texas, I dragged one of the show saddles into my kitchen, and painted this painting. I had fun creating the glazes and the textures in the saddle and the horse blanket.
I decided to put one of my older paintings (from two years ago) up. I had fun painting the water lilies in the bayou that runs beneath a small bridge in East Texas. I love painting water and reflections, and the subtle greens and browns.
I love the fact that spring is really in full swing here after a long and cold winter; it’s sunny and the moss is growing on the front lawn; irises and tulips are putting up leaves. So, I decided to do an outdoor painting, based on a photo I took of my side lawn andContinue reading “Peaceful Afternoon by the Baldwin River”
I am trying to help my friend, Kai, raise funds to come to the U.S. and study for her master’s in social work. As mentioned previously, she is a victim of human trafficking, who is dedicating her career to helping others break free of this vicious cycle. To help out, I am willing to offerContinue reading “Learn How to Paint a Bird – and Help Someone Deserving”