After teaching kids how to draw and paint this summer, I am back in the studio. I demo’d how to draw Spidey about 100 times! I got them started by teaching them how to draw everything from “Hockey” (she meant Hawkeye), Rapunzel, and my favorite, the Flying Uni-Panda (this is a thing now) . I learned Snoopy had a girlfriend (!!) named Fifi and drew her a few times. As they head back to school this week, my young artists have learned a lot and even got to use “REAL artist” materials. Here are my two finished paintings from my first week back at “my real job”.
Morning of the Third Day, oil, 10 x 20″
Webcrawler, acrylic, 12x 24″
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.
I am posting this one just because of WordPress’ snow feature! 16 x 20, acrylic on canvas
Sometimes you can say a lot with a few colors and shapes- this is an 8 x 10″, oil on canvas. Morning Sunrise.
This one looks easy, but was challenging to execute. It went through three versions, the last had a dark purple lower half. I went back and added Cadmium red light straight from the tube onto the bottom third, that seems to have done it! Oil on Canvas, 20″ x 30″
Art season is in full gear! This is a painting I completed in 120 minutes (sounds faster than 2 hours!) for a competition- 16 x 20 oil on canvas.