Saturday, July 31, 2010

Old House - WIP update

Had a chance to do some more on this old abandoned house.  So far I like where it's going.  I really enjoy doing the sky, such freedom in pushing the paint around!  Can't wait to begin putting details into the house and of course the fine branches on those sparse trees will be a challenge.  I know not to try and paint every single little branch, but how to get the equivalent affect...I'm not quite sure.

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Painting Started

Been trying to up my brush time so I squeezed in 45 minutes on a new 6x8 oil.  Still using Kevin MacPherson's palette: cadmium yellow pale, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, pthalo green and titanium white. Will be interesting to see where this one ends up.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I love painting outside!!

Had a great Sunday...did some paintin' outside, a little dip in the pool, watched "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" one more time.  Here's a shot of my little painting setup outside under our big maple tree.

These are still works in progress trying a different color palette than I'm used to.

This one here is based on a photo I took on a hike up the Clackamas River in Oregon.  Also work in progress.  You'll have to ignore the sunlight hitting the canvas on this shot.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Study based on Kevin MacPherson

This start is based on a demo in Kevin MacPherson's Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light & Color.  Great book as far as I can tell!  I like is loose style which is something very hard for me to do...must be the engineer in me...gotta' make those paintings precise ;-)  Anyhow, this one is just a rough start focusing on shapes and colors.