Tag: oil painting

  • Advanced Painting Atelier Week 10 & 11 Split-Complimentary Color Figure Painting

    Advanced Painting Atelier Week 10 & 11 Split-Complimentary Color Figure Painting

    “Two Weeks.” I have visions of the huge and tall person in the movie Total Recall when the head explodes while going through customs. I decided to do a portrait, of course, I wanted to challenge myself because I thought I needed the practice. Finishing it in two weeks was a joke! For what it…

  • Advanced Painting Atelier Weeks 5 – 7 Master Copy

    Advanced Painting Atelier Weeks 5 – 7 Master Copy

    The next thing we had to do for our Advanced painting class was to do a copy of a Master Painting. I chose Miranda from “The Tempest” painted by John William Waterhouse. I chose this painting because I thought I needed to practice putting my subjects firmly in a background. Most of my paintings are…

  • Dreaming of Home Complete!

      This is my first painting from working under the tutelage of Rose Adare.  I have learned so much, and I have so far to go!  There is so much I love about this painting.  Papa goose looks toward Maui, as though he longs to go home.  Mama is keeping an eye on us, protective of…

  • Dreaming of Home

    As I work on paintings, they get working titles.  This gives me something to file them under besides “current painting”.  Sometimes the titles stick, and sometimes they don’t.  This painting is about a family of Nene with the father looking out to sea while the mother keeps an eye on the observer.  The babies mimic…

  • Kilauea- Work in Progress

    I have 3 paintings that are in progress right now, and only time to photograph one of them this morning before I head to the bakery. This is Kilauea, and I’m getting close. I still have to add features to the sky (read clouds) and now is the time to tweak what I need to…

  • I’m a People Person

    I never realized it until now.  I love painting people.  I did a self-portrait a couple of years ago and really enjoyed the experience.  You look at your self critically: emotionally, physically, and finally, as a subject for a painting without the baggage.  Painting myself, I finally understood why some artists paint themselves over and…