Saturday, June 27, 2015

First Day Out- hens and chicks

First Day Out                       8" x 10"               oil on linen panel
I love painting hens and chicks and it's been way too long. The colors and animation they provide while running round the farmyard (or backyard) are endless. These two were actually from a pic I took in Hayden long ago. I did spark up that patch of light behind the two as it gave them a little compositional path to follow. 

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Right There!

"Right There!"                         oil on linen                10" x 10"

This is from Belize, where my husband has fished with friends, several times. I'm told that seeing the fish is one of the most challenging aspects, as they seem to 'hide in plain sight'. An expert guide is invaluable to the day's success....... pointing out schools of silvery Bonefish that you'll otherwise miss.

My painting process was to first do a loose drawing with a small filbert and umber paint.
 I concentrated on shapes and placement of the figures, then went into the sky and water with broad areas of color. Edges were last, where I softened them throughout the painting and left the most contrast around our action figure pointing out the day's catch.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Unknown Horizon

Unknown Horizon                     8 x 10"                  oil on linen

I am painting again  ...... and today this quote expresses the best strategy for me to move forward through a tough time. Be well.....

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