Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Red Plums

8 inch X 8 inch oil on canvas panel

I really enjoyed painting this one.  I think all the landscapes I've been painting helped me with my color mixing.  This one went quickly, and was one of those happy times at the easel.

 I used Alizarin Crimson darkened with Thalo Green for the darkest areas on the plums.  I lightened Alizarin Crimson with Cad Red Light and Cad Yellow medium.  And the background is Ultramarine Blue mixed with Titanium white.   For the highlights on the plums, I added a  little white to my plum "puddle".

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A daily painting....yea!

8 inch X 8 inch oil on canvas panel

It seems like forever since I've painted.  I had two of my grandchildren here for two weeks, a vacation, a family reunion and just general summer activities.  

Today though, I woke up with a desire to paint, so here's my effort for today...just a quick little sketch of flowers and fruit. Now that I took a photo, I can see lots of flaws.  Butt was fun to push the paint around.   Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Village Street # 12 after Kevin MacPherson

11 inch X 14 inch oil on stretched canvas

This is different for me.  I saw this street scene in MacPherson's book and really liked the colors in the light and shadows.    It looks simple, but I can't believe how long it took me to finish.  I kept adjusting the light until I finally like the way light seems to reflect around the corner and on the street.