Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beach Walking

Beach Walking                10" x 8"         oil

This one is from the beach in Oceanside, Ca. This kid ran, walked and stomped up and down the sand like he owned it! He seemed to thoroughly enjoy a great escape into a world of his own making, 

 Once again, I used a limited palette, the same warm variety as in my last post. The harmony created is so helpful in all stages of a painting
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Monday, September 21, 2015

Coral Bouquet

Coral Bouquet                      8" x 10"                  oil on linen

Life gets so crazy busy sometimes and I find myself neglecting my blog, which is frustrating but I know is a familiar lament for many of us from time to time. I am painting, for some commissioned work and also busy with a bit of travel and family obligations. 

Today though, I took a second look at a painting that I was never quite happy with. The color was lifeless and I couldn't see the resolution. When I am in a bind like that, it helps me to use a limited palette to bring cohesion back to the work. I used cad. lemon, cad yellow dark, cad. red light, alizarin crimson,ultramarine blue and white. Then, I just concentrated on warm and cool  'pieces' of color to create interest. Much better!
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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Evening Sky

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Evening Sky                        oil on linen                         9" x 9"
Got my head back into a little color today and painted this simple evening sky and water landscape.



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