Art, Portraits, Uncategorized

Portrait Study: Oil on 12″ x 9″ Panel

I wanted to get some practice painting a portrait. For this painting, I wanted  to catch the light as accurately as possible. I may go back to this in a few days, depending on how I feel. This is a portrait of my  husband, by the way.

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Art, Portraits, Uncategorized

Portrait Study: Oil on 9″ x 12″ Cradled Panel

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It has been a long time since I have worked on a portrait with oil. I did this in two 3-hour sessions working in alla-prima (wet-on-wet) using a 50/50  mixture of Grumbacher Stand Oil  and oderless turpenoid as my medium. This combination is said to mimic mediums used by the old masters, whatever that means. Either way, I really like that it dries quickly and retains some nice brush strokes. I did use Liquin during the initial sketch, but I see could have use the stand oil mixture from start to finish. I will try to take progress shots on my next portrait. I may do a post on different mediums and/or other tools and tips if anyone is interested in learning more about oil painting.

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Art, Nature, Portraits, still-life, Uncategorized

Overdue Update & Art show at The Gallery Espresso!

I know it has been forever since I have posted anything at all! I have to admit, I was going through a rough period in my life, but, thankfully, I am doing much better!

I have been keeping up with my artwork, and I was happy to have participate in Sulfur Studio’s “Tondo in Toto” Show in April of this year. So what have I been up to? Well, my family and I may be moving in the next few months. There are several places we are looking at, but my aim is to move overseas. I am excited for what is to come, and will update my blog once I know my destination!

Also, you can listen to my recent mini interview with Rob from WRUU in Ssvannah, our local radio station here (The last 4 minutes): https://www.wruu.org/broadcasts/10799/

As the interview pointed out, I am excited to announce that my show “Windows” is up for the month of May. The closing reception is on the 24th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

https://www.galleryespresso.com/art-show/

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Art, Portraits, quick sketches, Uncategorized

Painting Sketch: Week 1: Oil on Canvas Paper

As stated in my last post, I committed myself to painting outdoors at least once a week, so I forced myself to choose something in my backyard. I used an old lunchbox and made it into a pochade box. This week I decided to do a quick mini sketch of my husband reading a book outside. I liked the way the sun shine glistened on his figure–so poetic, right?  And, I did add the chair afterwards. I really had good results with painting on canvas paper, so I took the rest of my paper and cut them into smaller pieces for these mini-paintings.

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