Art, still-life, Tutorials and DIYs, Uncategorized

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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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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Art, still-life, Uncategorized

Sunshine and Apples Study on 14″ x 11″ Panel

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Most of my still-life paintings have been set up in my studio with artificial light. I decided to paint in natural light today. It makes a huge different in color perception and, of course, the objects appear much brighter. I am working on limiting blending and focusing on color and texture. I think it is a good idea to work in different types of lighting.

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