Friday, July 28, 2006

North Pond

07-30-06 More work on this painting. While I have improved the bare trees I am not as pleased with the fore and middle ground. I much prefer the warmer glow in the painting before I added more to it.

07-28-06 I have been working on this 24" x 12" oil painting of the North pond and pasture which is the view from my kitchen window. This painting was done from a reference photo I took in March, 2006. I used a limited palette of Holbein Light Yellow, Lemon, Deep Red, Ultramarine Blue, Blue, White and Ivory Black.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Oil Color Chart

This is a color chart of oil paints that have been mixed by adding different colors into a base color, such as yellow. By doing these charts, one becomes more familiar with what the paint will do when mixed with one or more colors. In time, mixing color becomes more automatic so that one does not have to think about what colors are used to make green for trees or greens for grass.

Truckee River Update

I decided to change the painting by blurring the background mountainside a bit more with the mist. I changed the angle of the teepee and created more focus on that area of the painting. It is now varnished and ready for framing.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Roses Still Life

This 5" x 7" painting was completed last night around 1:00 a.m. It is painted on gessoed Ampersand board using professional quality acrylic paints. Using my magination and watching what the paint strokes indicated needed to be the next stroke, made it quite interesting to paint. I hope you enjoy it. If you are interested in this painting please visit my website.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Plein Aire

This is my first plein air painting done in Oklahoma and it is of the South view from the hilltop at my sister's place. It was a rainy, rather nice, cool morning so painted this sitting in the car waiting on a repairman to arrive. I was wishing I had some cooler colors of blue and yellow in my pallette, to indicate more the cooler colors of the greens in the distant trees and hills.