Thursday, January 31, 2008

Portrait in Acrylic, not Oils

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

Figure by Window, large acrylic painting

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

Shell Painting, 1

9 x 12" oil on canvas, painted directly from life. I don't know the name of this pretty shell, I like the pink center, reminds me of the Caribbean.

Monday, January 21, 2008

North Wind, Mt. Baker

Cold & Clear, winter morning, looking over to Mt. Baker. Painted from life, 6 by 8" oil on panel. Way too cold to paint this little study outside, plein air. So, I just stayed by the stove and looked out the window.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Fishing Lures, Salmon Plugs

Today's daily painting is a small oil on panel, 5" x 7" of 2 salmon plugs, with the old school treble hook and glass eyes on the plugs.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Portrait of a Woman

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

Portrait of a Beautiful Woman 2

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 easy to move things around with oil paint!
Available, at Funk & Junk.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sea Shells and Glass Float

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

3 Glass Floats

Today's daily oil painting is of my 3 Japanese glass floats. I have a big bowl of shells and floats, different sizes and colors. This 6 x 8" canvas was painted directly from life. At Funk & Junk, Cards also available of this image.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Winter blooms

Best way to start off the new year, painting in my'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