Friday, April 21, 2017

What's on the easel April 22, 2017

On the easel April 22, 2017
Usually I can get projects off my easel by Friday to leave the weekend free from art but this week was an exception. What's on the easel from left to right:

1. 10 x 8 inch oil painting that I started months ago. You can see the reference photo in color peeking out from behind it. The reference photo was taken in January on a frosty sunny morning. I've painted several pastels from the series but only one other oil. I look forward to getting back to this one.

2. 7 x 5 inch pastel painting (with color bar attached). Yesterday the Plein Air Washington Artists Critique Group (PAWA Black Diamond group) met at my Studio and I asked for opinions on several paintings. On one painting I made corrections in pastel as they made suggestions. The painting was improved but the color combination still made me cringe so I wiped it off and began again with a color-wheel in hand.
This is the ghost after wipe-off of the previous image.
High-Key Spring, pastel, 7x5 inches
3. The large white square is a sheet of Fredrix Artist Canvas laid out for four 6 x 6 inch oil paintings. The one I have started here is based on the same reference photo as the first painting but this time in a square format and different palette.

4. The reference photo for the road painting but this time in gray tones to study value. The X drawn on it is a guide that helps me transfer the scene to my painting surface (which also had an X on it).

5. Two new tubes of Daniel Smith oil paint in colors I've never used: Transparent Brown Oxide and Chromium Green Oxide.

Happy Weekend to you.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Demo that became Rejoice

The last Friday of March I did a demo at Maple Valley Community Center (where our Friday Painting Group meets) then took it back to the Studio to finish it. It changed quite a bit!

Rejoice, pastel, 11x18 inches



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

What happened to the Six-up?

Four of the six in my last post are complete.
Meadow Road, pastel, 6x6 inches   sold

Carmel Waterway, pastel, 6x6 inches  Available

Spring Creek Afternoon, pastel, 6x6 inches   Available

Nisqually Winter, pastel, 6x6 inches    Available