Thursday, February 26, 2015

Another landscape

The Little Pond, Pearson Farm
oil on canvas panel
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Another landscape--I'm on a roll! I have painted this little pond several times.  It is just in the perfect place as relation to light.  There're always a good reflection no matter what time of day and usually a nice glow on the tree.
I plan to paint landscapes for a week or two and then switch to a new series.  Hope you will come back, or better yet, follow me.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Painting Landscapes

Afternoon Pasture

Well, that's a pretty small photo.  I did click on large but I
suppose the camera ignored me.

About painting landscapes--I do love to paint landscapes, expecially
ones with water of some sort.  I also read one time that landscapes
are the most popular sellers.  I'm not sure I entirely aggree with
that.  I think the best selling paintings are the
best paintings regardless of the genre.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Painting in the country, plein air

Hay Bales in the Field
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This was painted roadside and en plein air.  It was a lovely day and I enjoyed every minute of it.
The air was fragrant and the temperature was neither cold nor hot.  I am a terrible wuss about
painting in uncomfortable weather.  I do admire those plein air painters who walk 5 miles up a mountain, with all their painting gear, to find that perfect place regardless of the elements.  Not me!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Small and Collectable

Serenity at the Lake
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I have been reading Carol Marine's book which tells, among other things,
her life as a painting a day artist.  She suggests that people like to
collect small painting and display them in a group which would
take the same space as a large painting.
The great thing about the collecting is that most painting are under 150.00
and can be collected over time rather than a big cash outlay
at one time.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Painting Figures is Hard

Skater Dude

I was recently reminded that I have not posted on my
blog since April.  (You know who you are, Kathy!)
It's not that I have not been painting.  I paint everyday, but for
some unknown reason I grew weary of the blog and
just ignored it.  Anyway, I am back again and
totally resolve to do better.
 Skater Dude shows up much too blue on my screen.  I only
hope that it looks more balanced on yours.
It was a fun painting-painted from a photograph of
some young men on their boards having a blast.   I have
several more I can work from and intend to do a
Painting figures is the hardest, in my opinion.  If you make a barn a little
too long or high, no one knows.  If you make an arm too long
or a head too big for a body, it sticks out like a sore
thumb.  (That expression courtesy of my mother.)
Just the smallest wrong proportion mistake
and it will be spotted immediately.
So...I try to work on a figure at least once a week
so that I'll get better, plus I love to paint people.
Hope you'll come back to look at my blog now that
I have reformed .

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