Sunday, June 25, 2017

Girl Things





I have been working on applying the material I learned in the Dennis Perrin class and am really enjoying the results.  This painting can be found here.....

Friday, June 16, 2017

Peony


I am taking a course in exploring the peony.  This is my first painting in this class.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Revisiting Module 1......practice


I am going through the lessons again and really studying what I have learned....I have found that I did miss a lot and so this has been very helpful....I was focusing on strong lighting from a single direction...5 value that could be clearly read....good paint quality.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Figurine, Roses and Green Hobnail Vase


 finished this painting today. I think I could have pushed the values and color more but, am happy with it. I think I need to take the Perrin flower course!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Final assignment


This is part of the final assignment in Dennis Perrin's class....'The Secrets of Painting Light'...loved every minute of it and can honestly say I learned to paint......

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bosc Pears


I applied the Dennis Parrin method of painting with this painting and am very happy with the way that it turned out.  I have learned so much and definitely encourage anyone to take the course if you are so inclined....you won't be sorry.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Roses




New work.....'Roses'....10"x 8"x 3/4"....oil....stretched cotton canvas.....I just want to tell you that I have been taking the most amazing workshop....'The Secrets of Painting Light' with Dennis Perrin.......I have learned so much in such a short period of time that it is almost breathtaking....he has many more virtual workshops too...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Light Bulb



Ok....with this one I held onto my 3 values puddles of paint with great discipline.  I used Cad Red Dp, Cobalt Blue, Cad Yellow Lt......I am much happier with this painting because I was able to achieve what I wanted.  I let the light bulb be the darker values and the background the lightest value.  I wanted to mix it up a bit.  It was so much fun.....Oh, I used a size 12 short flat.  Squint, clean brush, change paper towels religiously......

Monday, April 24, 2017

Three color painting.....homework .... Module 3


This painting I am going to do over again.  I used an 8"x 8" Clayboard to work on and if you know clay board it is exactly what it says.  The surface absorbs the paint to the point where when you put down a stroke you can't move your brush.  The paint has to be liquid...Well anyway....it is a disaster....but I have worked very hard on it today, and am going to post it and then post  again when I paint the other one.  I used Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Deep, Cad Yellow Light and white.  I didn't intend it to be a high key painting, but that is what happened when I had to paint over and over again the same areas  I lost my richer dark when I went so light to get a fluid consistency of paint ....

Sunday, April 23, 2017

1-5 value structure drawing for paintings....homework




This exercise was to begin a painting with the value structure laid out...in flat even paint.  These are painted on 6"x 6" Gessobord.  It is very challenging!!!  The more I did the easier it became though.