Sunday, May 24, 2009

8 x 10 inch oil "Narrows Inlet # 6"

I really felt like doing a landscape today and did this one very quickly from a photo taken last summer at Narrows Inlet. It was nice to get away from the tightness of the still-life set ups and do something a little more looser.

Monday, May 18, 2009

14 x 18 inch oil "The Study"

This is my first attempt at painting "The Carder Method" ( I purchased the video in the hopes that I would learn to see color more accurately. For me it really worked. Although there is a lot I don't like about this painting it did force me to check each color before I placed it on the canvas. The method was quite tedious for me to follow but since it is a direct method of painting with very little blending and no layering of colors it went a lot faster that some of my other paintings. I just need to slow down and learn to check each color before putting it on canvas. Hopefully my next one will be better. For anyone wanting to learn how to paint with oil, the Carder Method is well worth the money.