Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Two oranges on a 6"x6" canvas. Sold.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This week has been all about "filling orders". I have been blessed to have several people commission paintings in the past few weeks. It is an odd feeling, not just painting something that appeals to me at the moment, but creating something within the guidelines that someone gives me. It's a really fun challenge, and it feels awesome to know that a painting already has a "home" before it leaves my easel. These cherries are for a trio of fruit paintings destined for a kitchen. 6"x6" canvas. Sold.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here are two silver kisses on a 5"x7" canvas, foil is a fun challenge. Click here to buy.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I have struggled with darks. I've been warned against out-of-the-tube black. I have been mixing my own, from ultramarine and burnt umber. Nice, but not so predictable. I read about Gamblin's Chromatic Black in the Blick catalog and bought a tube a couple of weeks ago. It's mixed from Quinacridone Red and Pthalo Emerald green. It is much more transparent than regular black and grays mixes nicely instead of making them flat and dull. Predictably, consistantly. It's my new go-to.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Male cardinal on 6"x6" panel. Click here to buy.