Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New paint, old color

After painting for a few years most artist end up with a favorite stand range of colors they use.  I noticed that the colors I pick are primary modern colors, permanent rose, phthalo blue and green, yellow.  I have avoided classic earth pigments, for some reason.  Well I decided to give a couple a try,  Raw Sienna, and Iron oxide red and see what they are like.  Decided a landscape would be a safe subject.
8 x 10 inch oil on canvas panel, "Last Rays"
Available at DPWs
Found I love the Raw Sienna, it is a shade of yellow that I just could not get from my standard yellow like Cad. yellow.  But also found Iron red oxide is tricky,  it is a very dense over powering red that needs to be handled in small amounts.
It was interesting to try something different, hope you enjoy my view of a Great lakes shore line.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Plein air in the back yard

10 x 8 inch acrylic on canvas

Want to get outside and paint, but do not want to spend gas and time getting there?   Just take a walk around your yard there is bound to be something interesting.
 I let daisies grow around my veggie garden,  and they ended up being subject material for the day.
After painting one, it just was not enough decided to paint two more.

10 x 8 inches acrylic on canvas
Great way to spend the day,  and all the paintings sold, two to Texas and one to Arizona, guess I am not the only one that likes daisies :)