Friday, June 27, 2008
This is certainly a different approach for me. I had lunch with a friend of mine Jeff Mauger. He showed me some of his older paintings that he used oil based spray paint for a glazing process. So I decided to give it a try. Once I had some general darks and lights I took the painting outside and glazed it down with the purple spray. Then I went back and reworked the painting, and glazed it again. I did that a few times until I came out with this.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I actually like how this one turned out. As I was blocking in all my shapes, and got to this point, I decided to stop. I could have taken this further by continuing to modulate the color, redefining the edges, etc, etc. But, I kinda liked it in this raw stage. Hope you do too.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
These three little flowers are from the same plant. I'm not sure what they are called but they grow together with two or three different color heads. So, they must be a hybrid of some kind. Actually the one on the left seems a little washed out and I can't seem to get a good photo of it.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
I bought a new color, 'Ivory Black', and really wanted to paint a darker painting to see it in action. I think it is great. I have had teachers and other painters warn me about using black and have avoided it for a long time. Wow, I don't know why I listened. I end up waisting less paint, and can get to the right value much quicker. Hmmmm, I wonder what other colors I am missing out on...?