Still Life Value Study
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
Different, isn't it? I was all but out of white today, so decided to do a value study, using some mixed pink as my white, and some odd colors that I usually don't use, as the rest of my palette: Van Dyke Brown, Buff Titanium (a weird color, really), and English Red ( a cross between Indian Red and Terra Rosa). I actually kind of like it.
Edge of Spring, Woods
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
NA, Revised on 5/2/2014
This one I'm not sure about. I half love it, and half hate it. It started out being what the woods "felt" like this morning, with the light catching twigs and branches, but it got away from me. Everywhere right now, there's that nice haze of reddish in the trees, so I tried to add some of that feeling in. Hmmmm. I figured I'd let you see it anyway.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
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And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand that water is the finest drink, and bread the most delicious food, and that art is worthless unless it plants a measure of splendor in people's hearts. ~ Taha Muhammad Ali ~
"I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”--Claude Monet
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