Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lilypads Daily Oil Painting

6" x 6" (15.3cm x 10.2cm)
Oil on canvas panel
$225 plus $8.00 shipping and handling in the US
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This one is a little different-- more saturation in the colors and loose brushwork. A lot of times with the canvas panels, the textured weave of the canvas mucks up the scan... it just doesn't scan well at all. With this one I put more coats of gesso on the canvas to subdue the texture, and so was able to scan it instead of shoot it with the digital camera.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Landscape Painting... Digital Style

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This is not a new piece by any means, but it is a favorite. I painted this in Photoshop back in 2004 as just a practice piece to try to better my digital painting skills. I was pretty happy with how this turned out and I remember really getting into the zone while painting it.

Painting digitally is different than painting in oils, but there are also lots of similarities. For instance, when painting digitally I use a wacom tablet and (as in oils) start off with large brushes, then work my way down in size as needed. And there is a flow to both that seems to escape acrylics. It seems the digital painting has helped the oil painting and vice versa, of course.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cookie

4" x 4" (15.3cm x 10.2cm)
Oil on canvas panel 

My favorite type of cookie. Unfortunately I didn't get to eat this after finishing the painting, since it was painted from a photograph (just another reason why painting from life is better :)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Grape Study

This is something else that I did last year. This little grape was painted as a study for my grapes daily painting. I had never painted a grape, so thought it best to paint a study beforehand. Studies are good because when you paint the final piece, you can do so with more confidence, since you have already worked out some of the problems ahead of time.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Lion Sketch


Here is a sketch I did last year of a lion. Big cats are interesting to draw and their power, mane and other features seem to lend themselves well to sketching, so this one was fun to do.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hell's Pitcher

5" x 7" (15.3cm x 10.2cm)
Oil on panel
$175 plus $7.50 shipping and handling in the US
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I really meant to post before now, but I've been busy with various projects the past couple of months, and so decided it might be best to postpone getting back to the daily paintings. Regardless, it's good to be back and hopefully I will be posting much more regularly from now on.

This painting started out as a Christmas still life with poinsettias included. Needless to say, the holidays past by and I thought it best to change the scene, rather than painting the original holiday version and then waiting a year to post it!

So here you go...