Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Painting 26

Painting 25

Oh hey, I'm a quarter way to my goal for the year!

Painting 24

Painting 23

Painting 22

This painting looks like something straight out of your kid's backpack after school.  That's not necessarily a bad thing!  I wanted to do a super simple tree by dabbing on the paint with a large, saturated brush.  (I did change to a rigger for the trunk.)  And even though this painting will never make it into the shop, I learned something from painting it, and that's really the whole point.

Interesting close up:

Painting 21

Familiar content, but in acrylic.  I really like to take a certain subject then paint it in a variety of media.

In the background you can see the palette and paint tubes:

Painting 20

Familiar subject matter, but in pastel

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Painting 19

watercolor on arches paper, 9x12.  another painting where I'm not crazy about the work as a whole, but I love some of the details, which I've featured below.

Painting 18

watercolor on arches paper, 9x12.  I'm in love with a lot of the details in this painting, particularly the texture of the pots.

Painting 17

watercolor on arches paper 9 x 12

I'm not crazy about this painting, but I do love the detail at the bottom, which is reminiscent of roots under the surface.  Sometimes a "bad painting" begets something good which you can use in a future painting.

Painting 16

Oil on student canvas

Painting 15

watercolor and acrylic on student canvas

Painting 14

watercolor on arches paper, not quite finished, 9x12

sometimes you think a painting is finished.  then you see a photo of it and realize there is still work to be done.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Painting 13

Watercolor, 9x12, on Arches paper

Painting 12

Watercolor on Yupo

Painting 11

Watercolor on Yupo

Painting 10


Acrylic on canvas

Painting 9

"The View from Down Here"

Oil on canvas

Painting 8

Painting 7

Painting 6

p.s. - yes, this painting is the source of the banner image!

Painting 5

Painting 4

Some lovely winter apples.  Note the nearly identical composition to the nectarines (painting 3).

Painting 3

These are nectarines.  Or peaches.  I'm not sure which.

Painting 2

This is an example of a process called negative painting.  I didn't actually paint these flowers... I painted the space around the flowers.  Took a while to get the hang of it, but I really enjoy it.  Gets you outside of your own head for a while.

Well hello there, 2011 - Painting 1

I've set a goal of 100 paintings for 2011. It's a pretty ambitious goal, but definitely within reach. I hope you enjoy watching my progress.