Thursday, January 31, 2008
This 12 x 12 canvas was painted directly from life, with acrylics, not oils. Though acrylics are wonderful in a lot of ways, it's next to impossible to paint wet in wet and to achieve soft edges, both good things for portraiture. I used a clunky brush to paint this portrait, and a bright saturated palette.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Today's daily oil painting is a big 24" by 37 acrylic on panel.This was painted directly from life, as our model looked out the window. This was an hour and a half pose, with breaks every half hour. I used big, 2" brushes and acrylics for speed. Available at Funk & Junk
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Today's daily painting was painted from life, of our beautiful model Linda. 12" x 16" oil on canvas. Tried a couple of different compositions before developing this version. This was a long hour pose. Many light shifts as the sun was quite strong at first, and the light softened as the clouds moved in.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Today's daily painting is a 9 x 12" portrait, painted directly from the model, a one hour pose.I started this portrait with direct drawing with thin paint and a brush. Next, worked all over the canvas, background brushed in, features located, and then better observations of edges and shadow shapes. I had the mouth a little too low, so moved everything up 1/8 of an inch....so easy to move things around with oil paint!
Available, at Funk & Junk.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Today's daily painting is a companion to my previous painting. This is a 6" x 8" oil on canvas , painted directly from life, 2 sea shells and a glass float. It's fun to paint different textures, dull, shiny, transparent. At Funk & Junk
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Best way to start off the new year, painting in my studio...today's daily painting is a 6" x 8" oil on small canvas of my green amaryllis. I've always grown red ones, so it's a treat to have green amaryllis blooming this year, thank you Connie! This was painted directly from life. My thoughts on doing this one, the more you look, the more you see.
Happy New Year to all! Annie