Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Morning Sunrise

This is a painting I revisited today and spent another half of hour fine tuning some of the drawing and tones. It is a desert landscape and has been pushed to create a mood.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Studio Sketch

This is another 10 minute sketch of a chef painting in the studio. I limited my color choices and tried to match the values. I used the end of my brush to draw back into the wet paint.

Karen Reading In Studio

This was done with available light in the studio. I draw and paint at the same time. The colors are keep in relation to others in the same family.

Interior Studio

This is the back of my painting. These are compositions that explore what I intend to paint.
On a stained canvas, I roughed out the interior of my studio. This time I chose to use graphite
 The next stage I have blocked in the darks and left the light areas. This was done in about 30 minutes. I intend to go back to the painting and work on it after the paint has dried.
Here is another hour of painting on the 10x20" interior of me working on the wheel in my studio. It still needs some drawing to clarify the shapes and details of the space, but I am working toward an overall balance of design and composition.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Mushroom Farm Gate

Here is a painting on gessoed board. I usually work on canvas attached to board and am not used to the soaking in of the oil paint and the way the brush skips across the surface. This is the first painting I used my compass to write down the specific location on the back.

Freeway Palm

This is a quick painting I did of a palm near the 101 freeway. I left the warm ground color for the highlight of the trunk and explored use of ivory black, for a change. 8 x 10"

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Port Hueneme Naval Base

I like to paint planes. Ever since I was a child I was fascinated by them and their variety of shapes and purposes. This is a fighter jet sitting on the runway.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Morning Star Painter

Here is a painting I did while the lettering was painted on the boat while on dry dock. It is 10 x20"  and in oil on canvas. 
It seemed best to delete the lettering on the ship and have a gradation of warm to cool on the bow, thus the new version....

Friday, December 20, 2013

Morning Star On Drydock

This is a 12"x12" oil painting done from an elevated perspective. The dock master let me paint it from the office at Ventura Harbor.

Pumpkin Field Farm Workers

This is a small painting done at sunset near Olivas Adobe. The fields are filled with pumpkins and beautiful in the fall.