Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012
When I worked in colored pencil, my subject was always still life. I did that for a dozen years and it was also about a dozen years ago that I changed mediums (to pastel) and began to paint landscapes. Now, here I am, painting a little still life again but this time in oil. And, I have to say, Woohoo, what fun! I may have to do more of this.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Lemon Slices is on the auction now. Which one should I post next? If anyone has an opinion, I'd love to hear it, either by a comment on this blog or by email. It is fun to see art on DPW because of the magnifier feature. I cruise around my own and other artists' work to see the brush strokes and other details.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Another "find" during my recent studio cleanup. I came across a stack of little oil still lifes. This one is 5.562 x 8 inches and was painted when I was trying to figure out what to do with a whole bag of lemons purchased at Costco. I sliced them up and froze them for glasses of water. Now I don't know what to do with this little stack of paintings so I'll post them one by one on the DPW Auction.
Lemon Slices is sold
Monday, June 18, 2012
When I worked in colored pencil, there was the preparation of transferring a line drawing to my paper, usually using the illumination method (window or lightbox). For pastel, there was joy in just walking up to the paper with pastel in hand and making marks - no guidelines. Now, for these little oils, I am going through the whole process of making the ground and I am finding it to be a mental as well as physical preparation for the work to come. I don't think I'll be making my own pigments - but you never know...
Friday, June 15, 2012
I'm enjoying working with oil paint, even the ritual of washing the brushes after each session and cleaning the palette. I plan to use photos of some of these oil studies for larger works in pastel. At the moment, these little studies are getting a grand reception on Daily Paintworks.
Oil Study # 6 is sold
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I was so excited to receive my new little Open Box M panel holder last week! But I was traumatized at the thought of actually putting oil paint on the clean palette. I emailed my oil painter friend, Marilyn Webberley and asked her..."REALLY? Am I really supposed to put the paint RIGHT ON THERE?"
website and blog.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
After lots of green in Oil Study #4, I was ready to try a different color palette. Once again, the scene is the off-leash dog park but this time in late summer. Love those grasses! This is the 10 x 8 inch oil color study for a larger painting tentatively titled "Wanderlust."
I painted the same scene in pastel, much larger, 25 x 25 inches, earlier this year. See "Heartbreak Morning" below.