Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This is what it looked like after a second session of painting. I'm currently refining details and playing with the background color. Sometimes I get the background the color I want right away, but other times I have to play around with warms and cools to get it just the right hue and value. The shadow on the top of the painting is from the easel.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I'm working on a series of small marble paintings. I'm fascinated with marbles and love staring at the differences in the surface and interior. These paintings are almost abstract to me, they're kind of an iconic circle or sphere shape against a stark background.
This is the beginning of a green marble.
This is how I start a lot of my paintings, very loose and just establishing values. For this painting I decided to do a true grisaille underpainting, and really worked up the details on the marble using just gray and white. I used raw umber and ultramarine blue for the gray.
I didn't take a picture of the finished underpainting, but here is how it looks after one glaze of color:
I normally paint more directly, only adding some glazing at the end, so this is a really different method for me. I'm not sure if I like painting this way or not. I will try to keep taking photos of this one to show it's progress.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
"Candy 3" is the 3rd painting that will be shown.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Here's that Ford 9-inch again. I believe this is from 1998. I had some trouble with the circles on this one. I was really beginning to hate the rust color by the time I painted this one, though I still love looking at the intricacies of the part. If only it was all chrome!
Oil on Canvas
12 x 18
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Oil on canvas