Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fruit and spoon

6x6 oil on hardboard

Plugging away.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Apple stack

6x6 oil on hardboard

Wanted to eat the big apple but i held off .

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Challenge Beach

24 x 48  oil on hardboard

I think this is the final for this painting. It's for the  challenge.  If you look close you can tell that the sand has a wet look, which I made with a glaze. Each figure took an hour and I didn't do very well on the lady.  The dude and kid came out well. I even put  in a gull on top of the rocks land a few in the sky if you can find them.
Below is a section of the horizon line .

Friday, March 27, 2009

The kid

Here's a detail of the "Kid" from the large painting.

The Dude

Here's a detailed shot of the "Dude" from the challenge reference.  Still two more large humans to go.

Here's anther shot of the clouds from yesterday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Just some clouds

Just some clouds outside while I worked on the painting. People painting in next session.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So far day 2

24 x 48  oil on hardboard

After another session.   Eeh, I'm still thinking about it.

Monday, March 23, 2009

So far today

24 x 48 oil on hardboard

Here's how far i've progressed on the challenge.  Of course I know what I'm doing.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Apple folds #9

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Still working it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Apple folds #8

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Still at it. I think this is closer to reality. The front drop of the cloth looks better.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

challenge Sushi

5.5 x 7 oil on canvi paper

This was for the Challenge. Sushi, and i tried three different times to get it to look other than student work. I used larger brushes, so that might be something to it and i used drier tech on making the rice grains.  I gave it a go.

Apple folds #7

6x6 oil on hardboard

Still working on the folds. I made these shadows lighter. That seemed to be some of the problem with the past few. The folds that are at the quarter up and really on a downward edge but still in the same light. I think that should have been dropped out of the direct light to show more downward drop of the cloth, and a stronger edge at the junction of the top plane and front.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

apple folds #6

6x6 oil on hardboard

Don't like the angle of light. The folds still aren't obvious and now i'm slacking on the fruit.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Apple folds #5

This below. is reworked to see if i could make the folds more real

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I'm thinking that the shadow is too dark. Also the crest of the right fold should be a halftone  and it's too sharp. I'll get them tomorrow.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Apple folds #4

6x6 oil on hardboard

Still at it. I reworked the last three to see if i could help them. Not much. 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Apple with folds #3

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Still trying on the folds. I'm thinking even though i value matched the two shadows of the folds, maybe is should really go with just a subtle grayish, lighter value. hmmmm.  I see the softer edge move to the dark shadow ending with a hard sharp edge. Mine don't look like folds though. 

Apple with folds #2

6x6 oil on hardboard

Need to keep at it until i get it right. Maybe it's the angle that i'm looking from. I doubt it, there must be something. My set up lamp burned out just as i finished so it was a sigh to pause and think about it all. I was squinting on these past two.

Apple with folds

10x8 oil on hardboard

Working on painting folds. This seems way off. I would say i wasn't painting what i see. Dang!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fuji baby sitting galas

6x6 oil on hardboard
Got a good shape on the fuji. They're more elliptical than the gala and they have that green yellow on the top by the stem.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Other side of the street

6x6 oil on hardboard

This is view if you turn around from yesterdays painting. 

Monday, March 9, 2009

Warm Bass Marsh

6x6 oil on hardboard

This is another view of Bass Harbor Marsh. Most folks paint facing the other way and in an  earlier post I did some. Studio painting.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Last Blossom

6x6 oil on hardboard

Last shot at this blossom. All the organics were done in palette knife. I wanted to see how the flowers would look abstracted in form, opposed to painting each petal like the last few flowers.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Another try at the flower

6x6 oil on hardboard
Gave it another go. Still not liking it. Here's the set up below.


Here's something I am working on. I wanted to make a convincing painting of the blossom. But some where earlier I should have stopped.  It's going off track from the get go. I'll check some books for advice. 

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring and oranges

6x6 oil on hardboard

I don't think that the flowers stand out well from the background. The cup is light green. The stamens had little red caps at the ends.  So i'll go with a dark back ground next time. The flowers are bunched together, and i only took a few out this time. If I mass in the flower bunch in a cool shadow color and then put in white petals, it might come out better.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cup and 2 oranges

6x6 oil on hardboard

Same two oranges and a grayish cup.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Two oranges and blue vase

6x6 oil on hardboard

Not a bad effort for today. I was trying to paint a fold in the stage cloth, didn't work there in front of the orange.

Here are the thumb nail sketches for the Baptist church painting from the other day. The church is in down town Dallas over by the Museum. The cars were the details that got me going beyond my skill set so far.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Waterglass and orange

6x6 oil on hardboard

Not so sure the glass looks like a glass of water against black background.