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Weekly painting Week 61- Love and Loss a Seascape with the Morning Star

Morning Star and the Sea

Morning Star- Oil on Canvas 10 x 20″

Sometimes the loss is great..so is the love. Look in the top left, you will see the Morning Star. There you are. (click on the image for a bigger view)

With that, I give you the words of Tolkien, in a beautiful poem:

Day is ended, dim my eyes, 

but journey long before me lies.

Farewell, friends! I hear the call.
The ship’s beside the stony wall.
Foam is white and waves are grey;
beyond the sunset leads my way.
Foam is salt, the wind is free;
I hear the rising of the Sea.

Farewell, friends! The sails are set,
the wind is east, the moorings fret.
Shadows long before me lie,
beneath the ever-bending sky,
but islands lie behind the Sun
that I shall raise ere all is done;
lands there are to west of West,
where night is quiet and sleep is rest.

Guided by the Lonely Star,
beyond the utmost harbour-bar,
I’ll find the heavens fair and free,
and beaches of the Starlit Sea.
Ship, my ship! I seek the West,
and fields and mountains ever blest.
Farewell to Middle-earth at last.
I see the Star above my mast!

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Weekly Painting Week 59- Small Packages Horse on the Beach 5 x 7 painting

horse postcard

Painting the same thing several times gives the artist a good look at all the details. Draw several sketches, then paint a small version. It sounds tedious, but I can tell you this is how I have created my best and favorite large works.

This is a 5 x 7 panel, executed quickly. The horse still dominates the scene, although his actual size on the canvas is about 2.5 “. Acrylic on panel, 5 x 7”

Weekly Painting Week 57 More Surf Art..and a good mistake.. perylene green for water

tube3

I was sorting paint and came to a tube that I thought was dried up –bought it that way the local art store, did not want to return it b/c hey, they are a locally owned store…next time check first! 🙂 Anyway, I had the wrong one, had a good tube instead, gave it a squeeze and out came about an inch of fine artist acrylic paint in a shade called perylene green.

Pigment-PeryleneGreenPBk31

I added it to a work in progress for the dark shadows in the water at the bottom of the wave- nice result! So, good to not waste the paint, even better to find a nice new pigment for ocean water.

“Tube” 16 x 20 acrylic on canvas.

Weekly Painting Week 55 In the Barrel…more surf art

Just when it is starting to get cold, here is a warm water surf painting. Acrylic, 11 x 14 panel. Pthalo blue, cerulean, and for the sky, I mixed a little Ultramarine blue with a lot of Titanium white. Good idea to use a different, cooler blue to separate sky from water. If there is not enough of a difference, mix a little gray in the sky to set it apart.
Acrylics dry darker that they look wet, so don’t fear the bold highlight on these.
barrell

original:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/209915231/barrelsurf-art-original-painting-ocean?
Prints, cards, etc

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Weekly Painting Week 48 Silver Surfer in Monochrome Oil Painting

This monochrome painting came out a little too “mono”. The pthalo blue and white worked for about everything, but a little more contrast did the trick- pthalo turquoise behind the figure made it stand out. Other than that, blue is a great color for a monochromatic work. You can tint (add white) or tone (add black) to make several values of color. Good idea to start with a value scale, mix the colors and go from there. Silver Surfer, 11 x 14″ oil on canvas. silversurferfinal

 

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Weekly Painting Week 41- 3 Completed Paintings

It’s late Friday afternoon, big 3 day weekend ahead, and I left nothing on the table! I mean the easel. Here are the three paintings I have been working on, and think they are finally ready to escape from the studio. The Batman, well, really happy with this one. The island painting saw a surfer get painted in, then painted back out. Let me know what you think- should there be a person in this scene? Last, the abstract wave on paper. I have heeded the advice “don’t fear the bold highlight”. Especially in acrylic, that will make things happen for you. Tip of the week, if you are going to have refreshments in your art area, make sure your paint thinner isn’t near and /or in the same size cup as your iced tea. See photo and don’t drink your paint water by accident. cups

batman croc

island

green wave

Weekly Painting Week 40- 3 paintings in progress

From last week, here are the three paintings I am working on. This is a good method if one is not coming together, you set it aside, go to the next one, and keep on painting.

The Batman painting is oil, so the layers go slowly. Made a mistake? You can wipe off and start over, but best to wait a day in between. Amped up some of the color, I want this to look really saturated, like an old comic.Batman First Killer Croc

Next, the Acrylic Seascape, coming along nicely, needs some push and pull. Surf scape

Last, the wave on paper. Really slowed down a little and added small details. Nice that it is on paper, that takes some pressure off.

green wave

Speaking of pressure, my deadline for all three is next week.

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