ok that is just the working title.. square canvases are challenging, this one started out as a landscape and was a bit too empty. Now it is a horse painting, going to finish this up as soon as it sets up a little- I used a combination of gamsol and linseed, very nice result. More horses but looks a little like a gathering of ATATs, doesn’t it? 36 x 36″ my sneaker in the frame gives it some scale!
Working on a few possibilities in oil using only Black, White, and Gamblin Torrit Grey. I am carving the horses out of the darkness. Those lumps on the beach may turn into dogs… or maybe a lobster, I haven’t decided.
ok so that is a little bit of a cheat, but here are 3 small works in oil. Apple, 6 x 9, Tomatoes 8 x 10″, Chickadee 5 x 5″. Happy Summer!
Aim small, miss small. This painting is 5 x 7″, so as important what to leave out as to leave in. I am reading Carol Marine’s awesome book about daily painting, so maybe time to switch to a daily blog- yikes! This one went to a West Coast Collector this week – thanks!
Summer is coming! I love how the color of the ocean is changing in the brighter light of Spring- more blue, less grey. Completed this painting this week on a gesso board in a wood cradle- very stiff to paint on, but very smooth and glossy finish. Hey Betty! 8 x 10″ acrylic on board on cradled wood support.
Sold this week to an awesome collector- thank you!
I draw them, I paint them, I think about them. This is from a dream I had about them- Horse Dream, 20 x 24″ Oil on Canvas.
One of the things I love most about painting- there are no rules! Stop when you want, or keep going. When is it done? When the painting escapes your easel. Outer Banks, acrylic on canvas, 12 x 24″
Sold this one to a collector this week- awesome! 🙂
Another small format painting in preparation for a larger work. Green Room, 5 x 7″
My Dad asked me this week, “How do you paint this (a seascape)? Do you draw it first? Do you work from top to bottom? One of the best teachers I had told us to work out all the details in a small drawing. Then work on a large drawing. Then start all over and by the time you paint so many of the details are illuminated that it just flows into a painting. And the seascape, that’s top to bottom, back to front. Surfer, 10 x 20” Acrylic on Canvas.
Capturing emotion, getting proportion right, deciding to go more painterly or more photoreal, choosing a palette.. the reason figure painting is so challenging. This painting is 30 x 40″ so a misstep stands out. Aim small, miss small, I suppose. Lots of layers in the chromatic red, this is an homage to Sibley’s Preparation. Not sure if it is finished..we’ll see.