Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
indigestion. Another of the tips that Putnam suggested is to put distance between you and the canvas so that you can't tighten up. She suggests putting a garbage can in front of the easel....while I didn't do that I kept a respectable distance from the piece. I like the outcome of this painting and the colors that have emerged.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Having said that I am really pleased with this tiny 6"x 8" painting done in oil on Gessobord. I worked from a photograph that my husband took of a salt marsh in Beaufort County. I have learned so much from the Putnam DVD and like to listen to her speak when I am painting. I find that I am always picking up another little tidbit of information. One of the critical things that I learned was how important it is to have a variety of brushstrokes and in different directions. It helps to make the painting more complex and interesting. I also worked the color pushing the darks and finding a wide range of greens. If you are familiar with Putnam's work you will find these elements in her work. Painting is a combination of lots of thought and fun surprises.
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...