10x8" Oil on canvasboard
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Seems like just about every time someone pops in from overseas to paint with me I end up taking them out to this spot. And why not? It's close, beautiful and has a nice cafe. Returning to the same spot gives you the chance to try…Continue
Added by Richard Robinson on February 28, 2012 at 18:00 — No Comments
I switched to oils mostly because of the color shift with acrylics. There are some things I like about acrylics like they dry fast and are easier to transport.Especially large paintings. Also,my experience with acrylics is the acrylic polymer is somewhat milky in color when wet but dries very clear and not yellowing. This means it's like looking at the pigments in clear glass rather than the slightly amber with oils. I like the slow drying of oils for and you can easily make complete…Continue
This is a still life of a tomato. I guess you have already figured this out. I like this but I'm going to try to add pouring water drops on it. I will photo the work in process. I'm always striving to get better and try new techniques. I hope you enjoy it, and if anyone would like to offer suggestions I will appreciate it.…Continue
1.There is no substitute for miles on the brush.
You can only learn to paint by painting. Nothing teaches like experience.
You can learn about painting by listening to others, reading books and magazines, and by watching teaching dvds and videos, but it is only in the act of painting that you learn to paint. So paint...and then paint some more.
2.Give yourself permission to succeed.
And while you’re at it,…Continue
After painting in oils for the past month, nice to get back to my pastels. I think the lessons here in oils are helping my pastels. I did an oil wash on sanded paper then applied pastel over the top of that. What fun!
I am about to undertake a large painting in oil. It is 4 ft by 2 ft horizontal. I want to paint Mount Rainier in Washington. The mountain is off to the right, not taking up the whole painting. Any suggestions how to go about this? I have printed out some photos and taped them together so far.
"Willows And Aspen", 9 x 12 plein air oil on Raymar panel
This is my most recent plein air painting. (I had major surgery last Thusday and have been quite unable to get into the car much less the studio) I REALLY love the way this…
I have been reading both book and web material about Art Marketing. There seems two be two threads, to become Galleried or to sell on the web. Is it not possible to do both?
This is how I teach the 1/3rd composition. Once it is understood the students will go right to the spot they want without drawing a bunch of lines on their canvas. They say “A” is the prime spot with b ,c and “D” are the lesser…Continue
I got home from a busy day at the office to find a cheque in the mail for the sale of "Me and My Family". This is exciting news for me as I've only been painting for 2 years and this is the 3rd painting I've sold. It is a great boost of encouragement for me to keep going. Challenging myself with workshops like the pear/grape challenge and continuing to work on the basics and not try to rush the learning is starting to work for me. I'll now be tackling Workshop 6 challenge tomorrow with…Continue
"Harvest" - 8x10" - Acrylic on Canvasboard
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Still trying to come to grips with these blasted acrylics, but I really enjoyed painting this this afternoon. Where I take the kids to swimming lessons after school they have an orchard so today I took my…
Added by Betsy Grant on February 8, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments
Added by Betsy Grant on February 8, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments
Today is my husbands birthday, so today is a little less about art and more about trying to make a great day for him. I've been cleaning the house, shoping for a birthday present/card/flowers and I intend to cook him a great dinner! Tomarrow, it's back to work!
Added by Li Tyler on February 8, 2012 at 10:09 — No Comments
"Cathedral Cove" 8x10" Oil on Board
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Hi Guys, continuing from my simple auction efforts the other day I thought I'd try a more high tech approach with my other daily paintings, so I signed up with…Continue
I painted this for Weber's Torrit Gray Challenge. I felt like I learned alot about values and design in doing this painting. Looking forward to my next color painting with some new thinking about values an design!
Its really hard to get into painting when you haven't painted for a while. I think sometimes we underestimate the value of community as artists - as many of us are solitary types. Online we can encourage and stimulate each other - iron sharpens iron!
Added by Annie Cullen on February 5, 2012 at 15:49 — No Comments