I want to thank everyone who came to my painting demo last night at the Parish Center for the Arts. We had about 20 people in attendance and there were lots of questions with some lively discussions. I didn't finish the painting as I was working slowly and trying to explain my process as I went along.
I started with a canvas painted with a light purple background. I got a good start on the apple, vase and tablecloth. I didn't work on the 2nd apple and couldn't decide on the background color so left it untouched.
The apple and vase are nearly finished and I just need a few strong highlights on the ceramic vase. I'm not happy with the tablecloth so will spend more time working on the wrinkles and may also change the color a bit. That just leaves the 2nd apple and the background to finish the painting. A few photos follow of the painting in process, a photo of my still life set up, and me in action last night!
My still life set up looked like:
And here is me in action:
Thursday, October 17, 2013
|"Sunset Dunes" - 5 x 7 inches - oil on paper|
This was the last dune painting that I finished en plein air at Plum Island in Newburyport, MA. The sun was setting and the sky turned a beautiful pink color. I was in awe.
Friday, October 11, 2013
|"Steady Breeze" - 5 x 7 inches - oil on canvas|
Thursday, October 10, 2013
|"Great Egrets" - 5 x 7 inches - oil on paper - SOLD|
For those who live in the Westord, MA area, I'll be giving an oil painting demonstration on Thursday October 17 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA). The demo is free but if you make a $10 donation, then you are eligible to win one of my original paintings at the end of the evening. All proceeds benefit the PCA. I hope to see you there!
Regarding this painting, I sat in my car and painted the marshes. A couple Great Egrets were fishing at the far end. I just made a subtle suggestion of the birds on the edge of the marsh using a spot of white paint. The gentleman who purchased this painting is shipping it off to New Zealand as a wedding gift for this brother so I never know where my paintings will end up!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
|"Hot Dogs and Sausages" - 5 x 7 inches - oil on paper - SOLD|
For those who live in the Westford, MA area, Art on Main is hosting our monthly "Wine and Nibbles" from 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday October 3. Stop by and say hello!