I really liked how this one turned out, which I never thought would happen, considering I was angry at it from the moment I started it. It was supposed to be a fun experiment, I don't know why it annoyed me so much. I gave this piece a bright cadmium scarlet base, so that little spots of red could show throw and add some warmth to an otherwise cool painting. I didn't realize that underpaintings on canvas take much longer to dry than they do on panel....I guess that's what was really annoying, I didn't want to be patient.
Oil on stretched canvas
In other news, I've decided that the upcoming Artist's Studio Tour will also be a Studio Cleanup Sale for me :) I'll have special prices on a few of my paintings, because my studio is getting full....and I don't want to move to the garage!
It's beautiful and sunny this morning, and I had a great Easter weekend :) My family came over to our place for Easter dinner, it was my first time hosting and I finally got to use all the great serving dishes we got as wedding gifts!
Here's the large painting I was working on last week! I thought it was going to be such a pain to photograph, but it wasn't too bad. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I'm glad I finished it in time for the studio tour!
I made lots of progress on my huge painting yesterday, I think I'll be able to finish it today. The painting below is my new favorite from my "Our Town" series. I'm trying to decide on what type of painting I should do for the "Carp-A-Cabana" posters this year. I'm having a little trouble deciding...
My birthday gift to myself was spending yesterday afternoon spring cleaning my studio, everything's so organized now! Almost ready for the upcoming studio tour. I'm starting a huge painting today, it barely fits on my easel, wish me luck :)
My blog was a little broken yesterday... so huge apologies to those who clicked on my links and got super annoying pop up ads instead. I think I've fixed it now. So hopefully you can actually see the painting below :) Another big one for my harbor series.
Oil on panel, 12x12 inches
Available at the Santa Barbara Tennis Club, July 2012
Hi! I'm Sharon Schock, an artist living and working in Carpinteria, California. In 2009 I started a daily painting project where I complete one small painting each day. These paintings will be up for auction or available in my etsy shop soon after they're posted here. To be the first to know about each new posting enter your email at the top of the page.