Saturday, June 29, 2013

#17 Apples Updated

Made some changes to the apples - some changes I like such as the warmer tones but lost the look of the apple on the viewer's left which I liked in the earlier version. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

#15 Apples

#15 Apples
6" x 6" Gessoed Ampersand Board
Oil over a previous painting
Blocking in shapes and mass, placing values - much more to do.  I am thoroughly enjoying myself.  I am going to have to replace the Ultramarine Blue Deep I have as it is old and very stiff as it comes out of the tube.  One of the goals I have is to paint without medium so buttery paint would be an asset.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Just Paint #12, 13, 14 Roses Continued




 6" x 6" Oil on Gessoed Ampersand Board.

#14 continued painting and am calling this one done.  


#13.  I'm still working on getting better values in the reds.  I've been having fun though slathering on the red paint. 

#12 the form beginning to take shape. 

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

#3 Just Paint


#3 in the 30 day Just Paint Challenge.  This is a quick 2" x 6" watercolor sketch from a photo but instead of foreground grasses I chose to paint water reflections.

In the previous post I called it a Paint Along so needed to correct that to Just Paint. :smile:

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Tomato Studies


paintingfriends.com is hosting a 30 day Paint Along in June.  We pick our own subjects and do a painting a day for 30 days.  Thanks to Wyna for the idea.  To start, I decided to do some studies of tomatoes using the same photo.  The goals for these studies are achieve better values with reds and practice shadows.  Other goals were to practice painting stems and controlling the paint/water ratio to get cleaner lines and look to the work. 

My camera is turning the reds to a more orange red when in actuality there is a mix of blue reds in shadows with the more orange reds in the light.