At the end of our session last night I had just enough time for a quick study.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Last night I joined a group of local artists that meet on thursday nights to draw or paint portraits from a model. There is no instruction, just a group getting together to do what they love. The atmosphere was inspiring, the model superb and everyone made me, the newcomer, feel very welcome. I had a great painting night and could barely sleep last night because I had so much fun. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of the gentleman who modeled for us, so just a working title for this painting for now.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
This is a painting of my son and his Great Grandpa. I wanted to capture my Grandfather's quiet contemplation as he watches the bundle of energy and life that flows out of his Great Grandson. Sounds corny I know but I find the contrast between the two of them fascinating. Looking at it now I see that I need to adjust the hand that is behind Evan's head, but other than that I am quite happy with this attempt.
Monday, January 25, 2010
I struggled with this one to get the figures just right and it took longer than I thought it should. The background changed 2 or 3 times until I finally realized that the painting is about the figures and I needed to simplify everything else. The reference for this painting was a photo I took of a motley crew ( I mean my family) enjoying a warm day at the beach.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
After seeing the paintings of oranges by Ed Cooper I was determined to try and paint an orange. I have never painted one to my satisfaction. After 2 wipe offs and feeling like I had forgotten how to paint during Christmas holidays I came up with this. Not the best painting of oranges I have seen, but not my worst attempt. (Ed you make it look effortless.)
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I never win anything - ever, so I was so surprised to find out I had won a painting by Kim Rempel. It arrived at my doorstep just before New Years and I already have it hanging on the wall. I just love it. Please check out Kim's blog, she is a daily painter from Ontario, Canada who often features a draw for a painting of your choice from her site. Her paintings have a sensitive touch to them that is really lovely.