A few days ago, I set up a still life in my studio with a lilac sprig that I took from the bush outside. I wanted to paint my impressions of light and color, following the Hawthorne method as best as I could. Because of the late afternoon sun, there was a lot of goldenContinue reading “Learning to Paint Impressionism: Lilac blooms”
I love water, and so chose to paint some pooled water in the streambed of a park nearby. The most challenging part was the reflections, and also creating a sense of depth.
I have decided to put myself through a course of painting in the basics, as a refresher. In this part, I first did a value painting by: 1.Using burnt umber for the darks 2. Rubbing out my light areas; 3. I then went over it all again to darken the darkest areas, and added aContinue reading “Lesson 2: color study”
I have been reading some books on painting, and have decided to put myself through a full course of lessons. On this blog, I will share what I am doing, and learning, because I want to improve (and this type of “back to the beginning” will hopefully have that effect). The first lesson involves workingContinue reading “Back to Basics: Value Study”
I spent a couple of weeks in Vancouver, and loved it (especially the good coffee and riding the SkyTrain). Here’s a painting based on a few photos I took of one of the beaches there.
Because I sold my “Faith” painting awhile back, I decided to repaint it, with a slightly different emphasis. Here is Faith 2: “Faith 2”, oil, 16 X 20, canvas wrap.
This week I set up a still life with some praise instruments from my church. I decided to use a limited palette, with warm tones for a more intimate feeling. This is the final painting. “Praise” original oil, 16 X 20.
I love blue jays, so couldn’t resist painting this one. The colors scanned brighter blue than in my original oil painting (I am still learning about color adjusting), but this shows the overall effect. I hope you enjoy him!
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
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 special friend who has a birthday coming up, so I painted a picture of one of her favorite themes. It’s in oils. The original is a bit warmer, this is the best the photo shows.
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!