Monday, November 16, 2009

November 15, 2009

The walls in our new house are still completely bare. So I was brainstorming about ways I could fill them. The thing is it's hard for me to have my own work up on the walls day after day, it makes me want to change things, or somehow make it better. So whatever I put up there is going to have to be something I really love. Today I completed a very small version of something I might want, I would change a few things, but I think this has potential.


oil on canvas panel, 4x8

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November 13, 2009

I love painting pears. They're always a different shape, they're usually a wonderful green color (at least the ones I pick are), and I think they have more personality than any other fruit. I think these two could have speech bubbles depicting their conversation.

6x6, oil on panel

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

Today's painting was much more successful, in my opinion. It was my first attempt at painting on a masonite panel. It had a very different feel than canvas, but I loved it. I chose another photograph that I took at the Santa Barbara courthouse, since I really liked how the other one turned out.

oil on panel, 6x6

Monday, November 9, 2009

November 8, 2009

oil on canvas panel, 5x7

I'm going to try painting a few on hardboard. I think the texture of the canvas panel is really throwing off my groove. Maybe it will be amazing. Till tomorrow:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November 4, 2009

I thought I would try my hand at another night scene. It's not my favorite one, but I did learn a few things that will help me next time.

I'm working on a series of paintings now that will all be painted pretty quickly. I want the brushstrokes to be very loose, and I want the colors to be more vibrant than they would be in real life. I also want to chose subjects that have extreme dark and light areas. I've learned that these are usually things that drawn me to a particular painting. It's also a fun way to paint.

Oil on canvas panel, 6x6

Monday, November 2, 2009

Snow day

Last Thursday was a snow day, my first one ever. And I discovered that snow is much more fun when you get a day off work, and have unexpected time to pursue happier things.

oil on canvas panel, 6x6