Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back to the oils...

I actually got a chance to return to my oil paints this evening!!  Did some refinement to the house and roofs.  Also began dialing in the bridge a bit.  This one's still got a long ways to go and it's stretch for my skills at this point :-O

I'll be anxious to see how this one progresses...or digresses, whatever the case may be!!

Pristine Rose - Final

Okay, I'm going to call this one done.  Darkened the background with some deep blues and a little black.  I like the results!!  I'll probably post one more picture once I get this one matted and framed, but that'll be awhile.  I haven't actually framed any of my work yet, so that'll be fun. 

Now it's back to my oils again.  I'm going to try and finish up the Reflections at Flatford Bridge study.  I've gotta' figure out how refine the bridge so that it...well...looks like a bridge.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Layin' in the background...

Spent about 2 1/2 hours goin' after the background tonight.  I think a little more work on the leaves and I think I may increase the gradient from lighter towards the top and darker towards the bottom.  I've cropped this in my editor (haven't actually physically done any cropping).

I've learned alot on this one.  I've also learned just how much OP that Art Spectrum paper eats up too!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

More work on the Pristine...

Finally, got a chance to spend some more time on the Pristine. Finished out the petals and tested some backgrounds along the top which will be cropped. There's basically four color swatches up top. I'm thinking the two greens to the right, and I think I favor the greens on the far right.

Also, plan to add a faint hint of the stem and leaves below the rose.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pristine Rose - WIP

Started a new OP last night.  Been looking at this picture I took of a Pristine rose.  Finally, decided to try painting a flower.  This was really hard to draw until I drew a grid. Obviously, still WIP.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Whole painting!

It's been a whole week since I've had a chance to pick up a brush!  Finally, MADE some today.  Continued work on Reflections at Flatford Bridge, but the DVDs have long since been returned so I'm having to go off memory of what I learned while I had the DVDs.  Did some glazes over the trees and water and then layed in some sky. Nice to be painting again.