Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Oil on Cradled Board
Monday, August 11, 2014
I titled this one Ochre Naturel (spelled the French way since this is from Provence)
Oil on Board
Saturday, August 9, 2014
It has been many years since I've played with palette knives, and it was quite fun to embark on this journey!
I used Galkyd product by Gamblin to speed up the drying. Hopefully it won't take too long.
Oil on Board
Sunday, June 8, 2014
I've recently been playing with my oils, due to a pet portrait commission I did. I can't post that one until it has been given to the intended. Meanwhile, I did this nude preggers. I feel as those she's probably pooped from the load. Potential names: "Pooped", "A Load Off" ... Not sure.
I enjoyed doing this painting. It is on loose canvas, but I will be mounting it to a board.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
I'm getting ready to take a figure drawing class on Saturdays, so I thought I would try my hand at a figure in pastels. I used the same technique that I used in Pynki, the elephant painting I did awhile back. The model is from website that provides virtual models called posespace.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
I've been going back through my studies and I have been slacking on the posting! From my photo reference.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Yesterday I decided to do a wave study while on my lunch hour. Armed with a box of Unison Landscape pastels, and a tiny turquoise Sennelier, I used several photo references and my imagination. This is 5x7 on white Wallis paper, and took about 20 minutes for 90% of it which I finished off at home.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I repainted the same scene for my Week 4 assignment in Karen Margulis' online class.
It's bigger this time around.
Pastel on Ampersand Pastelbord
We did a watercolor under painting. I used blue watercolor underneath where the orange-ish cliff would be, and orange underneath where the blue water would be. Fun exercise!
The new painting is immediately below (9x12), and the old painting (8x10) (sold) is underneath it.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Here is another 5x7 study. I call him Zig Zag because of the dark mark above his wing. We saw this blue heron (I think) walking around Volendam in The Netherlands so I snapped his photo. He was so friendly and not even remotely afraid if people.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
He was fun. He wasn't supposed to look like a baby elephant, but that's a flaw that I don't mind. It was an adult elephant in the reference photo.
The name is made up, and I went with a "creative" spelling just for the fun of it.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The photo, the oil and the pastel (in that order). I'm sure this isn't the last you've seen of Lavender of Gordes!
Monday, February 24, 2014
My favorite was the green one.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Maybe I should pay it a visit one of these days. This photo reference was provided by wetcanvas user Nicola Boerer.
I was a little nervous about this one - wasn't sure how the sand and seagrass was going to turn out.
I also switched to a different paper for this one. Art Spectrum Colourfix Coated Paper. The color was Terracotta which I thought would compliment the blue sky nicely and aid the color of the seagrass.
I'm not posting all of them, by the way, because some of them are stinkers.
Photo reference is from user "thalweg" from wetcanvas.com, and it was quite lovely, so thank you "thalweg".