Thursday, June 30, 2011

Crow, Oil 6x6

Below is a Common Crow, this is done with black, moonglow, a great oil color from Daniel Smith and white.
Crow, Oil 6x6 SOLD

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Raven, Oil 6x6

Below is the first of three birds.This is done with only a few colors, black, white and a blue back. I  tried to keep loose, only a few strokes and stopped when I thought I would over work it.  We have ton of crows here in Willow Glen, where I live, but no Ravens. I do spent time out at Ano Nuevo State Reserve, which is on hwy 1 on the coast. There are 350 different types of birds at Ano Nuevo, along with the Elephant Seals, I only know five of the birds.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Black and white dog, oil 6x6

Above is the last dog in a three painting one painting a day project I set up from myself. On to another subject.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Golden 6x6 Oil

I think I'm going to paint three of the same subject matter, then switch to another subject matter...keeping it fresh. At least one painting a day. Here is another more to go

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My goal for the next few weeks

Above is Kyle 6x6 Oil
My goal is to paint at least one painting a day, this is to keep me loose. The more I paint the more I learn and go in the direction I want to go. When painting I like to set up a problem for myself.  Keep loose, finish a painting in less than an hour, don’t blend,  keep my brush stokes apart and a  whole lot of other problems I try to work out on the canvas.  When it comes to subject matter it changes. California landscapes, still lifes, and now portraits. Many of the blogs I view have given me great ideas so I hope to do the same. I am also somewhat of a closet artist,  I have a real problem marketing myself, showing my art and participating in shows.  So the blog is letting me talk and show my art without talking and showing my art …way to go. This is my plan for this week,  to do one painting a day, loose, also to come up with a theme. Mary Medrano, who is one of my favorite painters is doing 50 paintings in 50 days of dogs, great subject. Karin Jurick another great painter  did 100 mug shots or portraits in 100 days. These are great ideas,  great practice for any artist, and produce nice works of art. 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Simple paintings

What to do with old cherries, paint them. Oil 4x4
This problem set up here was to keep it simple, and limit the time doing this, less the 30 minutes for each one.

These were part of a Relay for Life, (Cancer) fund raiser, all three were SOLD with a portion of the money going to the Relay for Life....THANKS