Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Apple Orangement

This little painting was started in my workshop with Carol, but finished at home in my studio.  I really loved how the green apples were of the same value as the orange paper, so I had an opportunity to lose those edges.  I like how they just emerge out of the orange.  

I pondered a lot about what to name it... 

"Apple Orangement"     6" x 8"    Oil on Raymar Panel

Orange you glad I väz apple to come up with such a clever name?  ;)

 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Granny Smith on Pink

"Granny Smith on Pink"   8" x 6"   Oil on Panel

This little painting was created in the workshop I took with Carol Marine.  In my earlier post about that class, I had mentioned that this was an exercise to train us to stop the over-blending with the brush, and to let each brushstroke be a new (even if slightly) mix of color.  To accomplish this successfully, the artist has to train her mind to know what the values are and where they go, and then plan the order in which the strokes overlap each other to carve out the shapes.  This skill is good for a painting that is impressionistic up close, but realistic from afar...my favorite kind of painting!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

"September on Red Velvet" comes to life in gif animation

"September on Red Velvet"     6" x 6" diagonally      Oil on Gessobord
"September on Red Velvet" is one of a series of 3 paintings with the same theme.  During the painting process, I set my timer to go off every hour.  When the timer went off, I laid down my brush and took a photo of it.  I used Photoshop Elements to animate the images in a gif file.