Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Today's painting didn't get started until late afternoon. I had a few minutes to stand outside my mom's apartment and quickly throw down some basic sky colors. I fully intended to do the whole thing right then and there but quickly found out I didn't have my white gouache. So I continued on with watercolors and put in the foreground trees some of the darks under the clouds. I had to finish it up the whites when I got home. I'm happy with the way it came out. I love doing these small works
Friday, September 09, 2016
Not much time to paint today. Squeezed in this drawing between projects. From a picture on my phone of a big ominous cloud hanging over down town. Cropped to 6 x 6 charcoal and chalk on caft paper.
The first iteration I thought I was done. this happens a lot. I think I'm done only to look at it a few minutes later and realize it's not done at all. this time I felt the drawing was off and not enough definition in the white clouds
so my third go, I blended in the top left cloud and re worked the bottom clouds to get a bit more definition and separation there. I'm sure there is more that can be done but time is a limiting factor today.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
I did 3 small plein air paintings in two days at the beach. this first one is gouache on canvas panel 6 x 8 done sitting on the beach I like the way the yellow gesso shows through. Gauche is a bit tricky to layer up color because it never permanently sets up (like watercolors) the the bottom layers want to lift out when they get re wetted. but it was fun and I learned alot
Prepping 8 x 6 canvas for the next few paintings. Does this count as a daily painting in the 30 in 30 chalenge? I hope so because I only have so little time to paint prep time has to count as painting time. However if you like this abstract collage I'll glue it to a panel and make it suitable for hanging.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Monday, September 05, 2016
Sunday, September 04, 2016
For today's painting i wanted to explore painting clouds. This one started out as an experiment but turned out well enough to a painting. The palette was ultramarine blue and burnt orange using acrylics. it's on 3 1/2 x 5 watercolor paper. I started with a brush but used mostly a knife to build up the clouds. On my laptop screen, the darks look like black but it's actually near black dark purple mixed from the 2 colors and the grays are more purple as well. Hopefully, your screen is more color accurate than mine. (it looks pretty close to real colors on my Samsung g5 so if you have one you are probably seeing the actual colors)art for pete sake etsy store soon,