Wednesday, July 31, 2013

# 353: Tight Fit

6" x 6" oil on canvas

I have been getting into the habit of completing a couple of quick 4" value studies and a color study before starting my paintings. It helps to work out the kinks defines clear values and shapes.  The final painting ends up going a lot quicker as well and so it is well worth the 15 to 20 minutes spent on the warm up.

Monday, July 29, 2013

# 352: lady-like

11" x 14" 

I am doing some studies for a show with the theme "self-identity" I decide to focus my paintings around shoes. Shoes are a great subject for painting.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

# 351: Green Apples

8" x 8" oil on canvas

I have been getting back to doing more still lifes again. My endeavors into abstract have been on hold...but I have not given up!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

# 349: Expresso

14" x 10" oil on canvas board

My little  espresso pot has moved to the prop shelf since I have stopped drinking coffee. This is a quick one hour study from my painting class.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

# 348: Shiney Toaster

12" x 12" oil on canvas

This started of as a quick sketch but then I went to "finish" it and as usual it got a bit tight. The reflections were interesting in that there is a lot of lee-way when painting them and there is a balance to be maintained..reflection vs surface.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

# 346: Tools of the Trade

8" x 10" oil on canvas

I have been forgetting to post at night. This is still one of studies form the speed painting session.

Friday, July 12, 2013

# 345: Lindt-orama

14" x 11" oil on canvas board

Another 1/2 hour study from my speed painting frenzy. Not as satisfying as the shoes..needed more time to really capture those shiny wrappers...I took too long on the golden bag, trying to capture that sheen.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

#344: Sneakers

11" x 14" oil on canvas panel

We did some speed painting in my class today. The instructor only gave us 1/2 and hour to on each still life. It was a blast!