Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Autumn Glow, Acrylic, 6 x 8"

Still getting use to Acrylic paints...

"Autumn Glow", Acrylic, 6 x 8"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shiner - value study

I painted this one almost entirely upside down except for the final touches. I started with only 5 values (1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, 9 being the lightest) (I should have taken a picture at this point :(
The background (reflection in the window) was competing too much with the subject itself (the cat) .  So I changed the the background using the values 8, 7 and 6. (No picture of that step either.) Then  the foreground: the bed (or what looks like a chair) and the cat were too much the same and too dark. So to separate the two I decreased the bed value to the lowest (value 1 and) and used values 3, 4 and 5 for the cat shadow and values 5, 8, 9 on his light side.

Anyway that may be too much information... I could have played with this one a lot longer, but I'm happy with it.

Shiner - value study

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Petit Kahsmir", 5-value study

I did most of this painting upside down. It helps to stay focused on the shape themselves instead of what I'm painting (like an eye, a ear, ...) Then I turned the painting around for the final touches. I 'm very happy with his facial expression. That looks like him.

Oh, oh I forgot to paint whiskers...

"Petit Kashmir", 5-value study

Monday, November 24, 2014

Paint tubes organizer - my latest addition in the studio

Last project I did was for the paint tubes that are pilling up in my studio. This was inspired by Liz Steel's wall unit http://bit.ly/1ub3fzP

6-foot long shelf with 35 hooks.
The shelf is wide enough for small containers and too narrow for a cat 
With paper clips I can hang a few paint tubes on each hook.
 
The shelf is handy by the easel and it saves me space. There are a few available hooks for my oils...
The paint tubes used to be in boxes on the table to the left side of the easel
taking some precious flat surface space. Now they are hanging under the window.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

"Fall in the Air", Oil, 16 x 20"

Here's a painting that has been in the making for over a year... 


"Fall in the AIr", Oil, 16 x 20"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5-value study of Kashmir

Here's a 5-value study of Kashmir. I spent way too much time on this one... but I'm happy with it.

5-value study of Kashmir

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

5-value study of Shiner

Here's a 5-value study of Shiner.

5-value study of Shiner