Friday, October 30, 2009
I've been away visiting family for a few days with no way to paint. It rained both days we were there and the house is too nice to mess up with oils! Went to visit the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Fords, PA. What a great place. I came back really pumped up to get back to my peppers and move on to new ideas. One of the things I saw at the museum were black and white oil paintings done by NC Wyeth, Homer Pyle and a few other illustrators. Anyway, here is the last in my pepper series. I didn't change the composition because the peppers had started to change color, shrivel and one was beginning to rot! Another pepper was nibbled on by the mice, so I guess I won't be leaving my still life out
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Still working on pears. They have changed color over the last few days. I am working quickly trying to get a series of four done before they rot! Keeping it simple so I can get back into the swing of painting daily without the stress of what to paint. Setup can take me FOREVER. So here are the latest two in a series of four. All 8 x 8" in oil on canvas board.
Done using thicker paint and a palette knife and brushes. Like the extra paint.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
After taking the summer off from daily painting, I am happy to be back at it. All summer long I was teaching art at a local summer camp. Lots of fun but no time or energy left over to paint. So now things are getting back to normal and I am working on developing the habit of daily paintings and blogging. Recently I went to Spain with a group of artists from church to paint murals for a retreat center. I'll post those photos too. First here are some examples of the work done this summer by my students ages 7 - 13. enjoy!