Saturday, July 06, 2013
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 24" x 30"
SOLD - Going to My Favorite Beach House.
This is a revision of an older painting, which has been bugging me for about a year now, hanging out of the way on a back wall. The towels always looked like they were dragging on the ground, there was too much boring sky, and there was a wrong-sized chair and laundry basket in the foreground (very carefully drawn and painted, but the wrong size.) I finally got just the combination of courage and pissed-offedness to attack it properly, doing surgery on the stuff that wasn't working. I actually like it now, but don't look too closely at what the shadows are doing. I know... it's artistic license. It's too big to ship, so it's a pick up.
Thanks for looking!
Friday, July 05, 2013
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
And this is what it looked like before (below). Much improved, yes?
I trimmed it up, added some highlight yellow, and changed the background color. I like it a lot better now.
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
Just for a change of pace, a summery little beach baby. I think I may have gotten the reference photo from Flickr, I don't remember, it's been sitting in my photo resources for awhile now. As happens with figures, as soon as I had completed this one, I wanted to do it again, to improve it. Always it's the underlying drawing that needs fixing. Still in all, I think she is sweet.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Last of the Sunflowers
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
Happy Fourth, everyone!
Hope you have plans for a nice picnic or a get together, backyard barbecue, go see the fireworks, all that lovely family stuff. Especially if you have kids or grandkids!
When I went to move my sunflowers around, all the petals started falling off. They have already curled up, but I figured I could fudge that. So this will be the last of the current sunflower series. Hope you have enjoyed it.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Oil on canvas panel, 12" x 16"
I'm still experimenting with the greenish background. This time I used Viridian, Lavender and White, and I'm pretty happy with it. Not too dark and just subtle enough. This is the largest of the oils of sunflowers so far. I still have to figure out how not to have a double light source, as I have one light on my palette to the right, and one light behind me to the left, and it makes for confusing light on my subject.