Summer has arrived, bringing hot humid days and frequent thunderstorms. It is perfect weather for painting indoors with a glass of iced tea. This still life, Plums, 10x15, oil/linen panel is the first of what may become a regular series here in the studio during these coming hot, dog days.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Despite the fact that this little Buffo Frog has a face only a mother frog could love, that he has an abundance of upholstery, and that he is poisonous to dogs, I had to do this 6x6.5, oil/linen panel, anyway. This guy showed up here one day, sat still long enough for me to take a photo and then went on his way... no harm done. There is a lesson here somewhere...
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
This 10x15, oil/linen panel was an exercise in looking for the warm and cool values on the dormer and roof while keeping the colors clean. The simplicity of the subject matter was deceiving once I began dealing with the perspective and all the various reflections in the glass, the roof and even the shadowed areas ...