Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Winter Landscape Oils

I added more lights and darks and snow on some of the branches. Now I am going to let this sit for a couple of days then look at it with fresh eyes.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Oils Landscape Work In Progress Day 2

As I kept looking at the lighting in this it kept saying to me snow. So today I painted the first layer. The photo is more fuzzy than the painting is in real life and the light in the painting has a very luminous look that is often seen on a snowy day. Morepainting on this one tomorrow.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Oils Landscape Work In Progress

I began this oil painting July, 2006. Yesterday, I decided to work on it more to practice painting with oils which is such a challenge as the oils stay wet. This 24" x 12" painting also gives me a chance to practice trees and the ground changes in values and color.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Still Life 3 Update

I decided to add another grape, lighten the foreground and change the flower a bit. I also worked on the ellipse of the glass base. This 12" x 16" painting as been listed for auction until February 4th, with Art By Us

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Still Life 3 - Romantic?

This painting was done for the Different Strokes project at Wet Canvas. The only thing that resembles the reference photo is the shape of the glass. I added the flower and painted in one grape. In the photo the background looks very black. In real life, one can see the reds, greens and dark blues. This original painting is 12" x 16" on stretched canvas and is copyrighted 2007, Ann Buckner Krug. All Rights Reserved.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Still Life Work In Progress

What an interesting morning already. The power went off for a couple of hours before sunrise. So, rather than twiddling my thumbs, I doodled with layouts for the wine glass and grapes painting. This is hard to do by flashlight! Then being brave or an idiot *smile*, I toned the 12" x 16" canvas with a layer of burnt sienna and gesso and, added in some tranparent brown mixed with gesso to start the edge of the table.

One thing the power outage really brought home to me is the habit I have of starting the day being glued to reading e-mails and what is happening in the art forums. It felt great to actually pick up a brush and energize my brain and body!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Charity Auction

Check out my Art By Us listing of the Seascape 2 acrylic painting. It is a charity auction with a percentage of the sale donated to the Greater New Port Richey Main Street/Progress Energy Art Gallery. Its mission is to promote the growth of the Arts & Culture in the City of New Port Richey and surrounding areas by providing a well-regarded community center for local and regional artists to exhibit and sell their work, through education of and assistance for artists in business matters, and education of the public as to the diversity of our Fine Artists and the importance of supporting the Arts in our community.

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Sketch after Sargent painting "Rosina"

5" x 7" graphite sketch after John Singer Sargent's "Rosina".

I was viewing John Singer Sargent's paintings and was overwhelmed with the beauty of his painting "Rosina". This photo is a better version than the photo I have as it shows her face and hair more clearly as well as the front of her skirt.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Glass & Grapes Sketch

Another sketch of the glass, this time with grapes. The photo of the sketch has a reddish cast which I rather like. Now to set up a still life similar to the reference photo from Wet Canvas. The still life set up gives shapes of shades and shadows not noticeably apparent in a photo.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Quick Glass Sketch

Just a quick doodle this morning of a glass. My next painting will be of a glass and grapes for the Wet Canvas Different Strokes January event in the Acrylics Forum. Paintings of the designated photo or posted from the 20th through the last day of the month. It is fun to see how each artist brings their own interpretation to their paintings.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sunday, Jan. 14th

I took this photograph outside this morning (01-16-07) then darkened the exposure to show what it would look like in normal room lighting.

I'm calling this one finished finally! (01-14-07)

I'm still working on the seascape painting. I've decided this painting is really a learning canvas. I try different things/methods, some work, some don't.

Today is the perfect day to paint as we have light ice on the fence rails and it is misting. Areas West of us have so much ice it looks like snow. Luckily we have been on the edge of the storm. I feel for all those people who have been without power and heat at different times throughout the weekend.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Seascape Art - Acrylic Painting

01-01-07 I kept looking at this painting and there were areas I wasn't happy with. I would work on one area then another area would have to be adjusted. Anyway here is how it looks today.

Happy New Year! My celebration consisted of finishing this painting.

Here is a close up of the couple in the distance.

This closeup is of the figure in the foreground. I used a photo of my son-in-law as reference.