I felt like painting smaller today...this little painting is 5X7 inches on a canvas panel. I am using my white very judiciously and concentrating on mixing colors and creating more color harmony. This was a good exercize in composition as well.
This is my 90 minute challenge. I wanted to keep this painting as fresh as I could by laying each stroke down carefully and trying to not go over an area more than necessary. I was very happy with the results. My other goal was to work with pure color and use very little white. 16X20 canvas panel oil
This week's challenge at DPW was to paint a piece of crumpled paper...Oh my...what a challenge indeed. I broke the paper into major planes and using a value range of dark, medium, and light I then included planes in each of the major planes. Capturing the glow of the light shining through the paper was quite difficult. This is an excellent challenge and I thouroughly enjoyed it.
Ohhhh it is truly Sping here in the South. I dug and raked yesterday and today I plant bulbs. While shopping I saw these sunflowers and after several days of wishing I had bought them...they were there! I used a red underpainting in this painting and love the small area that peek through. 8X10" Oil Stretched Canvas
Last year while visiting Cincinatti we visited the atrium where I took many photographs. I will be starting a series from these images. This is the first one. It was loads of fun and I felt comfortable with the abstraction.