Thursday, April 27, 2017

Original Oil Painting Tandem Roses

Tandem Roses


12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

Here are a couple of the roses I received for my birthday. Thanks for the flowers guys!

The composition combines a variety of textures: glass, cloth, worn wood  and soft petals. All these items have some reflective color in them which helps create unity even thou they are so different in many other ways: shapes, size, color etc. If someone asked me what the focal point of the composition is, I would have to say the red/orange rose. If you stare at the painting your eyes should always find their way back to that part of the painting. The dark background and the strong light and dark contrast gives that rose the front seat of this tandem. 

Thanks for viewing my: Tandem Roses!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Original Oil Painting Doily Merry-Go-Round

 Doily Merry-Go-Round


11" x 14"
Painted on a linen board. 

It was sunny today so I revisited my doily painting. I cleaned up some colors that were dirty or the wrong temp. For example: if a shadow color is cool when it should be warm the color looks dirty. Also if a color is not mixed well or painted with a dirty brush the same affect happens. I worked hard to give the doily a more textured look, too. It is not necessarily the focal point of the painting but there is so much of it I had to give it a little more detail. My favorite part is the silver creamer. The reflection in the silver turned out pretty good if I don't say myself. I hope you agree. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Is it done?


This is the painting I am working on now. It is very complex with all the variety of elements / patterns. I will leave it for now and revisit it later. I relate it to doing a difficult puzzles. You leave it for awhile and when you return you magically see the missing piece. Please feel free to leave suggestions for the missing piece.