The solvent ran in the background creating ghosts of trees… a happy accident.
palette : titanium zinc white, cad yel light, cad red med, quin mag, ultramarine blue, burnt umber. panel tinted a rose color before starting. Browns made by combining (yel + red) + (ultra bl + quin mag). Burnt umber + ultra bl combo just for darkest.
walking the dogs
The reference photo and some stages are included.
Colors used: Italian yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, cadmium red medium and burnt umber.
Faint Sun ~ 48″ x 36″ oil
I painted this one yesterday in one shot. I never intended it to be this minimal, but something is telling me to stop. This photo was taken under studio lights, unfortunately. It’s been a dark and rainy week here. Colors used: Italian yellow ochre, ultramarine blue, burnt umber and titanium zinc oxide. All Williamsburg brand paints.
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oil study on paper
I tried a new product today… a paper made by Arches that is for oil painting. I enjoyed it and look forward to trying more with it. My only slight problem with it is that you can’t wipe paint off completely like you can with gessobords. The paint soaks into the paper.
City 2 ~ 44″ x 44″
Fire and Ice
Blue Skies ~~ 9″ x 12″
2 new monochromes
turning 40″ x 50″ (sold)
quiet pond 6″ x 6″
wild wetland 3 — 6″ x 6″
prairie wild 4 — 6″ x 6″
prairie wild 3 — 6″ x 6″
Things are starting to let loose and go airborne. I love fall : )
windswept place 6″ x 6″
This is in remembrance.
wild wetland — 6″ x 6″
Scene from Alaska while traveling by train through wilderness.
wilderness paintings (untitled) a + b
This was a little experiment to see how two paintings of the same subject would vary when painted one after the other.
wilderness with black spruce 6″ x 6″
wilderness from the bus 4 — 9″ x 12″
wilderness from the bus 3 — 8″ x 10″
wilderness from the bus 2a + 2b 8″ x 10″
two paintings with photo reference.
wilderness from the bus 8″ x 10″
Can any painter do anything blurry without thinking of Gerhard Richter?
2 minute wilderness 6″ x 6″
A fast and fun palette knife painting.
through the wilderness by rail 6″ x 6″
wilderness 3 (moose) 6″ x 6″
wilderness 2 — 9″ x 12″
wilderness 6″ x 6″
backlit clouds 6″ x 6″
mountaintop 6″ x 6″
10 Alaska sketches
Alaska Wilderness Lodge 9″ x 12″
My husband and I had a wonderful trip to Alaska. I’ve been doing a lot of new paintings based on photos I took there.
Initial block in
A few stages of the painting.
The whole study was done in about an hour. The usual palette was used and the gessobord was coated with a dilute mixture of cadmium vermillion and sevres blue (which was dry before I began the painting). This gives a nice warm undertone that shows through.
walk in the park 9″ x 12″
Yesterday’s painting with photo used, my set up in the studio, and stages of the painting.
Palette: the usual (cad. yel. lt., cad. red verm., quin. mag., ultra blue, sevres blue, burnt umber, tit. zn. white)
Total time: about 1 1/4 hr.
untitled (sky study 2) 9″ x 12″
palette: cadmium red verm.,sevres blue, quinacridone mag., ultramarine blue, *burnt umber (new addition to palette), white
untitled (sky study) 9″ x 12″
palette: graphite grey, portland grey (lt., med., dk.) sevres blue, cadmium red vermillion and white. The first of two sky studies.
prairie and tree at dusk 6″ x 6″
Based on a photo of a single tree (not sure what kind) in the middle of the prairie (see photo below). The sky is from my imagination. The same palette as yesterday was used. We had a glorious afternoon hiking in this preserve last weekend : )
by the huge oaks 6″ x 6″
palette: cadmium yellow light, quinacridone magenta, cadmium red vermillion, ultramarine blue, sevres blue and white. Initial warm tone of vermillion plus some sevres blue (applied as a wash). This one was not quick like yesterday’s. I had to scrape a lot off at one point because I was painting too many details.
bright prairie 6″ x 6″
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