Small Paintings In Oil
I enjoyed the palette knife videos. Do you ever use a brush is these? Also, the landscape studies are great. In the previous one, I think blue/black could have worked as well, bouncing off the sky color. I liked the brown too...so hard to decide unless you do both. Love the colors in this one. the sky recedes quite nicely. I still like the 16x20 or 8x10 format. I like to do the square once in awhile for a change especially in the 6x6 size. It is less traditional, and seems to be very popular right now.
I love those magnificent colors! I love how the violet fades into the sunset!
These are great Tammy. I love the square format too.
Catherine - the only portrait that had brushwork as well was the very first one; it was mostly brush with a little knife work.
I think it recedes nicely. Lovely colour in the sky. I think my favourite shape are squares. I also quite like the long narrow ones...10"x30" I think.
Hi Tammy -was on the conference call this morning and enjoying your technique here. Get a good lushness with the knife. I enjoy working in square as well. Greater challenge in creating compositions and woonderful in pairing on exhibit on walls. Susan Roden
Well done, Tammy
What beautiful colors and format, Tammy. I love the dark silhouettes in the foreground too. One of my favorite formats that I've seen is the long and narrow paintings I've seen. I think for no other reason except that they are different and unique.
Tammy, I have never thought of the challenges in doing landscapes in square format...probably cause I am always painting on paper...any size i feel..and can always crop to make it "look right"...well you did great on the square format...still loving the skies! look forward to hearing your voice on next "Artists helping Artists" call.
The square format definitely works here...it's my favorite format I think because it has a modern feel.
Magnificent, Tammy! Love the extra thick application in this.I started with the 6X6 square and continue to prefer it. The square in any size appeals to me and looks so great in a frame. Michael's and Aarons (just bought a 12X12 for $14.!!)are starting to carry them so they must be becoming more popular.
Hi Tammy, I think the sky definitely recedes in this - nice colors too! Personally, I like the square format for still life and the rectangle for landscapes. I also think the square format lends it self well to contemporary pieces.