Friday, July 7, 2017

Still Life with Oranges


6"x6", Acrylic on Canvas

Enjoyed painting this still life with oranges and jug. The purpose of this exercise was to try using complimentary colors, such as blue and orange in this case. It has worked well, since these colors are pleasing to the eye. Plan to do paintings of other complimentary color sets as well. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

"Sit by the Palms" - Plein-air painting

12"x16", Acrylic on Canvas

This painting started as a plein-air exercise at a recent workshop that I attended. I finished it in my home studio.


Here are a few glimpses of the process...

 

Scene selection

Sketching 

Sketch 

Blocking in stage

Painting process

Nearing completion