Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This shiny painting has a little gold paint on it to add a little pop. It was kind of a challenge as it is not my usual approach, but it is fun and very dramatic. It is large; 40" x 30", so it has a lot of impact. I think I had better put it away so I can't play with it anymore.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Another landscape, different colors. This one is also acrylic on canvas. I enjoy the freedom of working with acrylics, but when I work with them for awhile, I feel the need to go back to watercolor and take lessons learned to that lovely paper.
I am working on a series of landscapes that are semi-abstract. I am working on designing interesting shapes and colors that impart a sense of space. So far, this is my favorite and it is acrylic on canvas. I am thinking I need to paint a rain dance soon!!!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Modeling is a difficult job. The pose must be interesting from all angles and the model must be still until the time is up. I find quick poses easiest to turn into fun paintings, because I can add patterns and designs that don't occur in the drawing session. It is a leap of faith when I turn a quick sketch into something I can put a title on. I love this young woman's curly red locks, so that is what gets the most attention.
Friday, May 6, 2011
I have worked on this colorful piece again, and I think it is done. It is large, 30" x 40", so quite dramatic compared to my smaller watercolors. It is acrylic on canvas. I had fun with the vibrant colors of the items, but also the shadows and creation of volume with shading. I love painting the blue glass vase and you'll see it often in my still life paintings.