Thursday, February 26, 2009

Testing out brushstrokes

The look I had pictured in my head works much better for figurative work than landscapes. Or maybe it's just that I'm SO bored with painting landscapes.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mandarins 16x20

On this piece I was focusing mainly on brushstrokes, trying to keep them loose and consistent. I feel like the more I work on a painting (or the more I like it) I tighten up my brushstrokes, and the painting loses all of it's energy. I guess that could also be why I usually like my paintings halfway through, and then hate them at the end. I do not hate this one, I finally feel like I touched on something that I want to pursue. I was also experimenting with using more medium, and I'm really glad I did, it made everything look so much also made everything shine a lot more, and that's always a good thing :)


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Works in progress

I think that watching paintings evolve is entertaining so I've decided to keep track of this new work. I think it's finished now, but I could always change my mind in a few days.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More Santa Barbara

I loved how bright these umbrellas were

oil on canvas

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 5

Peaches are tricker than I expected them to be

oil on canvas

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Day 3

I never realized how fun lemons were to paint until today!

oil on canvas

Friday, February 6, 2009

Day 2

The experiment continues:

oil on canvas


The results are better today, I think.