Thursday, November 25, 2010

WIP continues

I have decided to go with the dark background on this painting and I am glad i did. I think it looks much more dramatic this way. This is the second layer of paint and I will wait until this is dry to do another layer. I am not sure how many layers will be required but usually I just stop when it feels right to me. As I look at this photo I see that the top rim of the teapot looks lopsided and that there is a hard line on the left hand shadaw of the teapot. I will fix these things as I progress. I find that I can always see things in a photo that I have a hard time seeing while looking at the painting.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

24 x 36 inch oil "Three Tulips"

I thought I would post this painting while waiting for the previous painting to dry. I have been working on this oil for a couple of weeks and I think I am almost ready to say done to it. I think this is the largest floral I have done and it was a challenge. I am realizing that yellow is a very hard color to work with (and photograph). After my teapot is finished I don't think I will be doing anymore yellow paintings for awhile.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

WIP 20 x 24 inch oil

I thought I would show the progression of an oil painting I have just started. This time I did the underpainting in acrylic to speed things along and the next photo shows the first layer in oil. This will probably take me a week or so to finish but I do love working in oil. So different from acrylic and I think the paintings look much richer in color than acrylics. I am still not sure about the background color. I am leaning towards a darker background for more drama but am not sure at this point. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

11 x 14 inch acrylic "Pot of dallias"

I am finally calling this one done (for now anyway) and I am VERY glad. I had a lot of trouble with this painting and I am not exactly sure why. The pot especially gave me a lot of grief and I am not entirely happy with it but i am ready to move on to the next.

Monday, November 8, 2010

20 x 20 inch acrylic "Peace"

This painting is nearing completion so I thought I would post it now. I am happy with how the rose turned out, but I need to do a little more work on the leaves. This was another good practice for me with acrylics.