Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Break Time

Hi ya'll ~

I'm doing other stuff and will return to painting the last week of October.

Meanwhile ~  a friendly reminder I have 1 Tabletop Easel  left.

See you back here soon.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"Plaza Sunning"

8 x 8"
oil on panel

I've talked about this before - how many artists will be very happy with a finished painting and the same reaction isn't felt by the audience.  It happens to me frequently.  

Such was the case with a recent painting I did of this woman.  On my first attempt, I played around with a thick, red ground and proceeded to pull off the lighter areas with thinner and darken where needed, with a touch of tinting.  And I liked it a lot.

(first stab)

But it seemed no one else did.   

So I've been staring at it all day and wondering what to do with it other than fling it across the yard.  And at a rather late hour in the afternoon, I started adding color and the more I did, the more I loved it.  That doesn't insure a shared opinion by others, but I'm happy.

A woman taking advantage of a sunny lunch hour in the plaza in front of the John Hancock Building in Chicago.

Monday, October 7, 2013

"200 Faces, No. 126"

4 x 4"
oil on panel

A new addition to my ongoing series BUST-ED.

Again, I painted on a pink/orange ground.  Around the forehead I washed on tones and as I moved down the layers became a bit thicker with oils.  Just moving the paint around in different ways to feel out the results.