Friday, August 30, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

#362: Mellon Bowl

8" x 8" oil on canvas

I found establishing the contrast in the orange a bit difficult and the wedge shapes were tricky, but for the most part the painting process went smoothly and I love the orange/green combination.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

# 360: Egg Delight

8" x 8" oil on canvas

Pinocchio has gotten a lot of play time lately

Sunday, August 18, 2013

# 359: T-Ball

12" x 12" oil on canvas

Another abstract painting attempt. I had a lot of fun with this one and it makes me happy to look at it and so I guess that that is something.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

# 357: Flight

12" x 12" oil on canvas

I haven't posted for a while, but I am back to it. Here is a small abstract that I did a few weeks ago. Instead of starting with a photo, I began with an abstract drawing. I do need a launching off point for these abstract paintings. The blank canvas tends to be intimidating but for some reason doing the drawings...not so much. Probably because there is not color and little value to be concerned about.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

# 354: Block Party

18" x 24" oil on stretched canvas

This is the work I did in class today. I decided to work large and set the still life on the floor...hoping that I would be forced to be more abstract with my approach. I guess that it sort of worked in that the brush work is a little bit more expressive...but I still get too caught up with getting the drawing right (though that triangle is a bit off) and then forget about my original intention.