Sunday, March 11, 2007

Oil on Canvas Board

Tried a slightly different technique for this one- closer to Russian Impressionism than the others so far. Tried keeping the colors brighter and let optical mixing do more work. Fairly happy with it.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Green Cup
Oil on Canvas Board

Had to try this one again!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Tea Cup on Amorphous Red Blob

Green Teacup
Oil on canvas panel

Well, I'm proud I painted on my second day- that's two days in a row. Off to a good start- much better than my track record for some fitness plans.

But that's pretty much where the pride stops on this one. Lost the drawing, never decided on the color of the light, didn't decide on/indicate the form for the cup or the cloth/red blob (nailed the form on the wall though! Judochop!), and there's no reflected light from the cup onto the cloth. The good side is that it's been bothering me all day and I'm looking forward to taking another stab at it...

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Let the (more or less daily) Painting Begin!

Oil on Canvas Panel

So I've been inspired by the whole Daily Painting movement. I'm about to move back to full time work and have been kicking myself for not producing more art while working part time, and worrying about my ability to do so once I'm working full time again. So it seems like a good challenge to balance out my lack of productivity over the past months, as well as a good way to practice.'m going to try to crank out one small painting every day- at first I'll shoot for getting it done in less than one hour (which I know I won't get yet!), and hopefully get faster from there (not a lot of free hours laying around). I like the idea of the slow, steady, daily practice- along with the idea of trying to get faster.