Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rowing on Lake 8 x 8 on Panel

This painting is for DSFDF and this weeks challenge is a girl rowing a boat on Lake Michigan. This girl was probably having a challenge just rowing a boat, if you have ever tried it. I decided to make the water look more colorful then in the original photograph. I wanted it to remind me of the beach since it looks like this summer this painting maybe as close as I get. Have a Happy 4th of July.
Thanks Phil for emailing me how to condense a link to the website :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bowl with Bittersweet 8 x 16 on Panel

I decided this time to try another panel with the scale of 8 x 16. I wanted the painting to be longer and not as high. Since I love painting bittersweet I painted one with a brass bowl and a vase. This painting was painted in May and it has taken me this long to get a decent picture. I have taken pictures for weeks with this painting in 100 degree bright sunlight, sunset light and everything in between. I wasn't happy with anything so this morning I once again tried the early light of day and I think I finally have a picture that looks good. The picture was turning out redder then it actually was in the painting. I think this one shows it as less red, but maybe a touch more then it actually is in the painting.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Vegetables 9 x 12 on Panel

This painting was so much fun to do. I haven't painted tomatoes, corn or onions in a longtime. Corn, leeks, and scallions are really fun to paint because of their roots. You can use the other end of your brush and make the squiggle like roots. Also, mixing the greens of the vegetables is great with the yellow-greens, blue-greens and everything in between. The painting was done for Karin Jurick's blog http://differentstrokesfromdifferentfolks.blogspot.com/ . By the way if anyone knows how to shorten this when posting like just the initials of the blog or something please let me know because I see on blogs a shortened link to the blog. Thank you.