Thursday, February 25, 2016

Oregon Barn




This was a long process and I was helped so much
by my art classmates.
The painting needed life, sparkle.
And here it is.
Another of my favorite subject!

9 x 12

oil

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Stone paper




Today in class we spent quite some time on  glazing and on different surfaces.

I chose to work with a new surface. The exact name remains with my instructor, should have written it down, but it is actually  made of ground up stones. No trees were harvested. 

The "paper" is translucent and the paint drys very fast.
The fast drying was hard to get used to. It was completely different from
oil on canvas or gessoed board.

You have seen so many of my barns and in fact, this one many times.
But here a completely different result!

I am very satisfied with this one.

Now the next step is to mount it on a board or canvas for hanging.

Great day!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

River barn







Once again we did brief studies in class.

I took this painting from the studies.
It so helps to be very familiar with your subject!
 

River Barn

6" x 8"

oil

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

HPP revisited



Here I show my previous post after critique and revisions.

The goal was to get the upper right hill back and to make more interesting shapes.

And stay fairly loose!

11 x 14

oil