Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tone, values and color

Table Top,  12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas
Had the pleasure of taking a workshop with Qiang Huang in AnnArbor Michigan.  It was a great learning experience, and would recommend his work shop to anyone interested learning more about oil painting.

Qiang Huang spends the first part of the day demonstrating and explaining his process, then we spent the rest of the painting.  This is the first step the line and placement on the canvas, from our own set ups.
The next stage is value and modeling out our paintings.  Flowers by color and detail.

Each day a new painting was completed.

Orange Reflection,  14 x 11 inches, oil on canvas
Working from tones to color give such a rich depth to a painting,  something I plan to practice much more in the coming days.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fruit Tree Blossoms

8 x 10 inches, oil on linen panel
 My fruit trees are full of flowers, and looking great.  Decided to trim a few low branches, and just could not let those blooms got to waste.  Today's painting is from one of my pears trees.  Just wanted to share some Michigan Spring time with you.