Saturday, October 27, 2012
Buy it now!
I made this while in the gallery today, it's a view out the window. I've actually never painted power lines before so that was a new challenge. I liked just adding the tops of the buildings and just concentrating on the sky and the poles. This image feels so autumn, it's the type of day you sip coffee to keep the cold at bay.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This is a piece I'm doing for the gallery based on a client's vacation photo. The trees are very Corot-like, I love the sky-holes. The abstract quality is also pleasing, I could see myself cropping this in the upper-middle part.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Sunset By Sea 10" x 10" oil on canvas
This is a piece that I'm working on from a vacation photo. I struggled a bit with the photo because of the glare that happens with the sun. The painting almost looks airbrushed, I did a lot of glazing to get that effect.
Monday, October 15, 2012
This is for the dailypaintworks challenge this week! I've never painted underwear before, I loved painting the silk and lace. Lately, I've been doing a lot of wet-on-wet painting for my still life's, it's challenging but ultimately more satisfying.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
This is a companion piece to "Portrait of a Pumpkin," they look fantastic next to one another. Lately, I have been concentrating more on different color schemes, squashes are especially handy for a neutral palette. I've been starting to realize you can put any color you want anywhere in the painting- as long as it has the same relationship of colors seen in the still life, like warm versus cool.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
This is a piece I made while in the gallery today, I tend to work from memory with abstract pieces. I really enjoy that yellow against the purple/blue. The advantages to acrylic is that you can really build up the surface with molding paste and make it really shine with a gloss medium.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I'm starting to do a lot of my paintings alla prima, which means wet-on-wet, usually within one session. It's really more satisfying than a painting that takes days to do. I've been toying a lot with the whole purple/yellow color scheme, I really like it. When you have a limited color palette, the colors tend to not get as muddy, at least for me. How come no one told me how good cheese danishes are?
Thursday, October 11, 2012
This is a plein-air piece I did outside my apartment, I let my cat out and I saw how the light was hitting the trees so I had to paint it. Since it was cold out it gave me a sense of immediacy which I especially need with a sunset scene, it's gone in 15 minutes. I'm pretty happy with this piece, it glows a pretty orange hue. Here's a picture of my kitties checking out the painting.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I used Wayne Thiebaud as a reference for this piece, I've always loved how he portrayed happiness. I noticed that he made his values high key, with a slight bit of purple for shadow; it makes a sugary effect with these colors.
Here's a picture of me in a sombrero taking a tequila shot on my birthday.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
I've painted this image before on masonite and didn't care for it, so I made another one. In the other piece I made the clouds too chunky, so I wanted to make these clouds very wispy and windy. I love how this image glows cobalt, it really makes me feel like there's a storm a brewin'!
Monday, October 8, 2012
I love texture in conjunction with foil, it feels very tangible. I like the bit of red behind the gold, that hint of color beneath. Usually when I make abstract landscapes I tend to think about how trees look clumped together, it's my favorite part of a landscape.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This is a painting I have that is currently hanging at Terra Gallery, it's of the fields across from my parents neighborhood. I like seeing the scene change with the seasons, it always seems to have something new to offer.
Also, I just started up my etsy shop today, please stop by!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I have a certain predilection for pumpkins, I think it's because it was the first object I painted in college. My first pumpkins sucked, but now I rejoice with this painting. I really wanted to use the roughness of the canvas to my advantage, lately I've been abhorring the roughness for my tighter paintings, good change of pace. I don't know what it was but this painting felt really comfortable, style and composition-wise.