I am running a sale in my Etsy shop.....15% off through Monday at midnight....November 2015. Stop on over and check out the savings on original artwork. The selections below are just some of the paintings on display for sale.
I immediately fell in love with this huge red hydrangea. I know that it was dyed, but gosh, it is just gorgeous. Red is my favorite color.....! This is painted on an 8"x 8" Clayboard.....and I hate the surface of the clay board...it just sucks all the oil out of the paint. I will never buy this again. Any of you have similar results? I thought I was buying Gessoboard which I love.
Finally folks, I have a painting.....I am overjoyed that I hung in there with this one. I have learned so much about color as value and the introduction of grays. My composition was just not working until I added a few more lemons and involved the foreground of the painting. There were tears of utter frustration until I made break through after break through. I am finally excited about painting again. What have I learned? Patience, persistence, looking, studying, analyzing, tenacity and willingness to leave what works and move on...... Oh......the painting is 20"x 20" on stretched canvas
I have been wanting to play with shape and color and these are the 3 paintings that I did today. They are painted on Arches oil paper. It is a very nice surface to paint on and I like it. I plan on experimenting more with this technique.
I am evaluating this painting....it is a little rough....there are things that I like and some that I am not sure of. Getting the drawing right for some reason was a real bear. As always, things could change.....? I am trying to find more color notes throughout the entire painting.
I know that you have seen this one before and I was never satisfied....given what I am learning and acknowledging about myself I went into it one last time. Now, I LOVE it. Learning to trust ones instincts is a big step forward. At least it has been for me. I decided that using thick paint isn't a curse!!! I wish that my red chair still existed...but it doesn't. There is a purple chair at the thrift store that I have my eye on and I just may get it. It took me many days to get this composition right back when I put it together...that is a key element to success. There are times when you want to paint so badly and taking the time to lay out a good workable composition takes so much time! But, a word to the wise...take all the time that it requires. Oh, and by the way....it is not a sin to use black. I make mine from alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, and cad yellow med. It takes a bit of mixing to get just the right balance.