This is the total of the 30 paintings in 30 days
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sunday, January 26, 2014
This mare seemed rather cautious of me. She did strike a nice pose.
8 x 6 oil on canvas to bid at auction
We have company and I can't paint. I can fit in a little sketching just to keep me from getting irritable. This is on a scrap piece of mat board using a china marker for the white.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
All I had was a square format and wanted to paint a horse. Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days is really challenging me. When time was tight for me to get a painting in I went with what I am most familiar with.
6 x 6 oil on canvas on masonite.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I came back to this painting 3 days later and decided to make some changes. I couldn't find my reference photo so I winged it. It was relaxing to just play with the composition and colors.
6" x 8" oil on canvas
This was the painting before. I wanted more attention drawn to the head.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
These roses are from the Bentonsport rose garden. I painted plein air and then took several photos. Roses are difficult for me and this one took a few trys.
6" x 8" oil on canvas to bid at auction $50
This is the start of the roses, a mixture of mostly ultramarine blue and burnt sienna. I wiped out the shapes.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
This was another challenge for me. Paintings of shiny instruments have always impressed me and after this on I plan to do more of them. There were several other band members on the other side of this musician but I chose to edit them out to make this less complicated for me.
6 x 6 oil on canvas to bid at auction click here
Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
I loved this profile. I hope I did her justice. Working the face in shadow is something I struggle with, adding greens and blues without loosing the freshness of the skin tones. For the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge I promised myself on days I have the time I would challenge myself with tough subjects.
oil on canvas 6" x 6"
I started on a ground of burnt sienna. This was painted in quick and loose working mostly whites and a mixture of alizarin leaving the darks showing through.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I did these onions in three different paintings. I needed the practice which is always ongoing. This one started with a blue ground mixed with liquin. I painted into this with some wiping away for the highlights.
I originally bought these red onions to paint them but as you can see that was a while back. Now they won't work for cooking but they still make a great painting subject.
6" x 6" oil on canvas on panel to bid at auction
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
I resisted the urge to paint this composition but finally caved. I am not sure if it works to cut the image in half. I just liked it.
This is in process where I wiped off the pear on the left once to move it up a little. Sometimes I like the half finished look for the fresh strokes. I especially like the pears on the right.
6 x 8 oil on canvas to bid at auction