Thursday, May 16, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
30x24 Acrylic on Canvas
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
This is a recent commissioned painting I completed for my art collecting friends living in South Carolina. The reference image was taken in the northern region of Oregon’s beautiful wine country. I’ve never visited this location, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned about painting… it takes me to so many wonderful places.
"Nice texture! How about a little house on the hill?"... This only gets better with paint.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
The moon went from light blue to bright red with a navy outline. Other options were to paint the flower red and leave the moon blue, but then I would need to change the red tones in the bridle, because there would be too much of the same color in that area. (…what?) Now there is somewhat of a triangle of red formed between the ear, bridle, and moon. Decisions, decisions.
Whether you’re working from life or photographs, determining color choices is a matter of opinion and in my mind, it’s about flow and harmony. Sometimes you just have to put something down and tweak it later to your liking.
Who knows how long this is going to drag out, but thanks for following along!
Monday, March 18, 2013
After this layer is dry, I will paint white horizontal lines, forming the pole grooves. Then I use a combination of burnt sienna and various tones of yellow to decrease their prominence. It is a fairly mundane process. Blending, shading, and reapplying….