Sunday, September 28, 2014

Another beach sketch. Some of my favorite subjects to photograph are people enjoying the beach. Thanks for stopping by.

Sketching, sketching, sketching...I have noticed that the constant practice is starting to pay off. As I do more and more sketches, I'm getting a better understanding of proportion and relationships between the different bits and aspects of what I'm trying to portray. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I did a large painting of a portion of this sketch. I'm now interested to see how the full figure will turn out.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Now this is going to be scary: A landscape with a cow in it!! I've never tried to paint a cow. It should be interesting!

Monday, September 22, 2014

More sketching, sketching, sketching...getting closer to my goal of having enough paintings to work on for a month.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

For several years my niece has been kind enough to be my model for my attempts at portraiture. I hope with each one I do I get a little better. I have been wanting to do this one for a while. It's always a challenge to try to capture a moment in time in a persons life. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sometimes, when I do I sketch, I'm hoping it will work as a painting. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 19, 2014

I'll be the first to admit that sometimes, I overwork a sketch. This is what has happened here. It is only a 6"x8" panel canvas but, a lot is going on in the scene. You have the woman sitting on the bench, the dog on a leash standing in front of her, the beach grass, the path, the ground around the area where the figures are, the ocean in the distance, and the sky. It will be interesting for me to see how it turns out. I hope I won't go overboard on detail as I am trying for a looser painting style. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I've had this idea for a painting for a while. It seems to me I've spent a certain amount of time in my life looking out of windows at the world and I wanted to capture that. I'm interested to see where this painting will take me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I guess I have the beach on the brain because I continue to sketch pelicans. Herbie has wrangled his buddy and fellow studio cat, Lady Marbles, into helping out with the household chores. Here they are joining together to help fold yet more laundry. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

As I continue to work on creating more sketches for paintings, Herbie is trying to help out the best he can with the housework. Here he is helping to fold laundry. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I'm continuing to make sketches to paint. I have discovered I am one of those people that needs to have everything sketched out and waiting before I can go forward. I sometimes like to use a white pencil on top of black gesso for my drawings. I'm disappointed that some personal things arose that interfered with my doing the 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge. I am so far behind now, I am unable to catch up. When I have 30 sketches completed I'm going to challenge myself to complete them in 30 days. Good luck to the artists that are succeeding in completing their paintings. I'm enjoying looking at all the wonderful work being done. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Here I am attempting yet another landscape. Eeeekkkk....

I also continue to prep canvases for painting. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another canvas prepped for painting! I am a person who has to draw out what I'm going to paint. If I didn't have any guideline, I'd have a disaster! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I have found myself taking on the 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge only to have a temporary job come up that I need to take. This may put a crimp in my output, but I'm still trying. I may not get all 30 done but my goal was to start to painting every day again and so far, so good. These are what I have sketched out awaiting paint. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Ok, I got a little behind today and will have to make sure I catch up. Oh Boy!

Number 3: A little late but here he is, "Little Captain". If you are a Grimm fan you'll know what I'm talking about. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Number 2: "In The Distance". I'll be the first to admit I really don't do landscapes but, I wanted to try one. I'm a bit unhappy with the trees so I see revisions in the near future but, that's the wonderful thing about oil painting or almost any other type of painting, revisions are always possible. On to number 3 tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ok, .......30 Painting in 30 days, here we go. This is a very crude under painting of painting One, "Drifting". I probably shouldn't have chosen a 12x24 canvas to start! At the end of 30 days I will show the finished result. Again the most important thing for me, in undertaking the challenge, is to make myself paint every day. They say it takes 3 weeks to form a habit so hopefully, by the end of September, I will have made daily painting a habit again. (Remember this is the under painting and this painting will go through many changes before you see it again!) Thanks for stopping by.