the auction at Daily Paintworks tomorrow with a starting price of $30.
Oil Study #1 is sold
Friday, April 27, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
This painting may be my last for a while because a huge pile of garden soil was delivered today and I have a new greenhouse, big empty pots for the deck and a vegetable and flower garden waiting.
The color study for this painting is on the Daily Paintworks Auction until April 24th. I always appreciate hearing from followers and subscribers to this blog and thanks to all who comment and "like" my work on my Facebook page.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
To complicate matters, the little study is a vertical scene (5.75 x 4.5 inches) and the finished painting is square because I washed off an old painting to use the surface and frame again. I'm getting there but there are still many decisions to make. You can see the color study using a cool magnifier here.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
I'll finish the larger painting this weekend and will post it then.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Because the larger painting is just that...larger...it also ends up more detailed, probably because there is just more physical space for me to finesse the scene. I love the detail but it results in a lack of the spontaneity of the little study and I'll have to decide if that is OK with me. See the two examples above: the top one is the little color study and the bottom slice is the finished painting. You can see (and buy) the study on Daily Paintworks until Saturday, April 14.
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Daily Paintworks Auction starting at $20.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Daily Paintworks Auction today. I may paint this path again in summer when there is sun but I love the muted colors and wet, shiny foliage of this scene in the darker days of fall and winter.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Time for a value check so I photographed my painting-in-progress and turned the image into a grayscale (shown here half and half). I continue to consult my little color study as I paint (shown at bottom right).
We spent the weekend preparing for our little greenhouse delivery and weeding the vegetable and flower gardens. We're working in mud because of all the rain we've had. Shortly my thoughts will turn to gardening and though I will paint for a couple hours each morning, posting to this blog and paintings for sale on Daily Paintworks may slow down.