|Oregon Coast II|
Thursday, March 26, 2015
I think I will have to set my studio up as an assembly line to produce more paintings. Doing them one at a time, I have lots of drying time in between, so maybe if I can choose several images at once, I can do all the tinting of the support, then all the underpainting, then continue doing each layer on each painting at around the same time. I have never done that sort of thing, so I don't have things set up correctly, but that can be changed.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
|That is more like it ...|
|Which Twin is the Photo?|
I like to do an outline of the shapes and then fill them in with a brush that is really a bit too large for the shapes, so that I do not get all fussy with the details. Another artist might want to get into every little thing, but my style is loose; representational but not realistic.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
|Mixing Chart, my Photo, Color Star, 8" x 10" gessobord Panel|
I have tinted the panel yellow-orange, because there are so many cool colors that I want some underlying brightness, which will peek through in spots.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
|The Alchemical Laboratory|
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Sunday, March 08, 2015
I worked on the sand, the grasses, the bluff on the right, and the creeping plant life on the left. Progress... still much to be done. Waiting for the paint to dry again.
|Easel with Painting, Palette Chart, Image Printout|
Again, it is clear I cannot do a painting every day unless I stick to a very small format. This 16"x20" painting is moving along, but not quickly. I have supports and frames ordered for smaller formats, including 6"x6", 8"x10", and 11"x14". Once they arrive I will experiment to see what sizes are appropriate for producing a painting per day. Meanwhile, I will continue to work on this one.
My "day job" is cooking for my husband and myself, and caring for our two dogs. Currently my schedule is to do household chores in the mornings, and paint in the afternoons.
Friday, March 06, 2015
|Oregon Beach 16x20|
I am tired and going to bed. This is as far as I got today. I think the size makes a big difference. I would rather not rush, so smaller than 16x20" is better for a One A Day Painting. I have a few sizes ordered, and I think 9x12" should be doable in one day, but I will have to see how that goes.I think this one is moving in a good direction, but it will take me a few more hours to finish.
|Oregon Coast above Newport, OR|
I used a canvas that I had on hand, 16" high by 20" wide. First I colored the canvas with yellow-orange, then drew into that with cadmium red paint to establish the basic shapes. Now I have filled the main shapes with color. I am literally waiting for the paint to dry so that I can continue! Hehe.
Here are my two new daily paintings on a small easel. I worried about the size of the signature in relation to the painting. It is as small as I can paint it, but seeing them from a couple of feet away the signatures look reasonable. I plan to frame these paintings and sell them on easy.com.