Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
I had been looking at Milt Kobayashi for technique and watching my friend Gordon Fowler do his painterly style. I finally loosened up. I think confidence is the main attribute required, and a true spontaneous response to the subject.
It's done from a photo I took. I tried to paint alla prima (all at once) and to blend all the edges and let the brushstrokes show. A strong spotlight really helps in adding drama and also divides to shapes, values and colors conveniently into warm/cool, light/dark,
Friday, May 21, 2010
This 8x10" oil sold on Ebay yesterday. I used a 1/4" sable filbert brush on gessoed wood. I think this one is very calligraphic: the strokes are like lines. I am still more comfortable with line than with tone. Maybe everyone is? Anyway, it looks a lot like Michelle, and I like it. The brushstrokes show the painting process very well!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
There's one corner of the painting studio at AVAA
which always gives a great rim-lit profile view. This is 10x12", oil on wood.
BTW I am one of the 20 finalists in DailyPainters.com's annual contest!
You can cast a vote there between now and mid-June by giving me 5 stars!