Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Red Ball Painting-#3

The Red Ball-#3
6"x6" oil on Raymar Panel
Here's another one of my Red Ball series. This one was so fun to do and it went so smoothly, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe it was the new
Raymar Panels I ordered. A pleasure to paint on. I just noticed I forgot to put the highlight on the ball. I'll do that tomorrow. I could use some help naming these. I'd like to come up with simple one word titles for them. If you have any ideas, let me know.
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Friday, February 18, 2011

New painting. Beautiful Downtown Greenville

Downtown Greenville
18"x24x1.5" oil on stretched canvas
$550. plus shipping
Yikes,after reading my New Year's Painting goals, so far this year has been a major fail. The only thing I have kept up with is painting daily,well, almost.
I started this painting last year and just recently decided to go back and finish it. I love to do paintings of downtown Greenville (SC) and plan to do many more. I will probably always have a dog or two in them because Greenville is the dog walking-est place I've ever seen!!!

Boy and Ball Series #2

A Boy and His Ball/#2
6"x6" oil on panel
$125 plus $8 shipping

I can't believe how much time I spent on this little guy, trying to get his mouth the way I wanted it. In the reference photo he has a playful, happy look on his face with his mouth open and tongue kinda sticking out. I have failed in capturing that look, rather, in my painting he looks a little upset. I have spent so many hours on it already, for such a small painting, I'm going to just accept the fact that painting people with their mouths open is beyond my skill level for now, since I am really pretty new at attempting to put people in my scenes. Hopefully, by the end of this series, I will be better at it. The model is my little Grandson, Xavier. He was two and half at the time this was taken.
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

10 Minute Challenges

I finally remembered to photograph this while there was still light outside. I finished these the next morning and enjoyed doing them, but was also a little alarmed at how difficult it was for me to finish each of them in 10 minutes. I decided to try something simpler, like an apple, just to see if I'm slow or if it was because the subject was difficult for me. I'm happy to report that the apple was much quicker to do. I would look up at the clock and see that I had plenty of time to do the background, unlike the bottles.
Green Apple
8x12.5x2 oil on stretched canvas

Monday, February 7, 2011

10 minute Challenge

One of my favorite artists, Carol Marine, has challenged us to an exersize where we paint an object 8 times, but can only take 10 minutes for each of them. As you can see, although these rectangles are only 3x4, I barely have time to get the background painted and no details. I chose a subject that is really challenging to me, and I'm hoping when I finish I will be better at painting that little bottle than i was when I started. So far, I'm not sure that's happening. I was unable to finish today, so hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get the other 3 painted and can post it on her blog. Check it out, it's interesting to see the various objects and styles.
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God bless.
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