still-life, Tutorials and DIYs, Uncategorized, videos

Bottles and Baskets: Demo- Oil on 12″ x 9″ Wood Panel

I decided to start a channel on YouTube for easier posting:

Here is a quick video demo of how I use my brush to sketch my painting on a pre-toned (ultra marine blue and red) wood panel with the size 4 Artist Loft Firenze level 2 angled brush from Michaels, which I mentioned on yesterday’s post:

Part1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKv3-R8jBqI

After some work, I demonstrate how I apply the paint boldly and deliberately:

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q71oyZA_YFQ&feature=youtu.be

If you are interested in seeing more videos like this, or if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. I really enjoy making these videos, so stay tuned for more!

Final piece:

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Inquiries on this piece can be made on here or my website: https://vanessawithun.com

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Peaches: Oil on 18″ x 18″ Cradled Wood Panel

I started this painting by toning with burnt sienna and ultra marine blue and sketching with my favorite angled brush from Michaels–It is the Level 2  Artist’s Loft Firenze Angle Brush in size 4. I will do a seperate review of soon. It is my go-to brush for sketching and making fine lines.

I wanted the focal point to be centered on the plate for this one.

Rough sketch:

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I worked in two different sessions for this painting. I added some finishing touches and leaves to give it more movement and added some interesting textures with a palette knife.

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Peaches: Oil on 18″ x 18″ Cradled Wood Panel

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Climbing Roses: Oil on 12″ x 16″ Panel

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My rose bush bloomed for the second time this season. I planted these last summer in dedication to my late grandmother who helped raise me as a child and who loved to garden. I was never good at growing plants, but these roses have been an exception. My grandmother’s name is Milagros, which translates to miracle in English. I always think of her journey to United States and related to my own journey here. I dedicate this painting to her memory.

I knew what angle I wanted for this painting as soon as I saw them. This was sketched yesterday and painted from life near my fence alla prima and laying on the paint thickly and working on a pre-textures canvas.

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The Small Things: 5″ x 7″ Painting

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This is a mini painting I re-discovered hiding in a dresser and decided to put it in a mini frame. I initially bought this frame for another mini painting, but I could not find it and decided to try this one out in it. Some of my small paintings are my favorites!

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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/

The Gallery Espresso

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