untitled abstract ~ 42″ x 46″

large abstract oil painting
untitled abstract, 42″ x 46″

Oil and cold wax — large palette knife used.  As much paint taken off as put on; multiple layers.  Fellow Chicago art lovers, please stop by my studio in the Greenleaf Art Center on Fri. October 16 from 6 – 10PM for my fall open studio event.

 

untitled

untitled (walking #6), oil on board, © Anita C. Miller 2014
untitled (walking #6), oil on board, © Anita C. Miller 2014

Palette notes:

titanium zinc white, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue, burnt umber

Painting process:  The board was brushed with Gamsol then a gray mixture was painted into the Gamsol.  The painting was completed a la prima.

walkers

walkers, 9
walkers, 9″ x 12″, oil on board, © Anita C. Miller 2014

Palette notes: titanium zinc white, cadmium yellow pale, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue, burnt umber The very darkest color is ultramarine blue + burnt umber. The background dark green is the previous mixture with yellow added. This painting was done over a grey oil wash (to tone the board) which was dry before beginning the painting.

mauve woods

mauve woods, 9
mauve woods, 9″ x 12″ oil on board, © Anita C. Miller

The solvent ran in the background creating ghosts of trees… a happy accident.

fall woods

fall woods abstract, 9
fall woods abstract, 9″ x 12″ , oil on board, © Anita C. Miller

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.

minimal landscape

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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untitled, 48″ x 36″, oil, © Anita C. Miller

 

pond study

9″ x 12″ study…   A quiet place with many fallen dead trees in the water.

Often, I see Great Blue Herons standing in the debris, perfectly camouflaged, waiting to catch a meal.  Also, white egrets and woodpeckers come here, and turtles sun themselves on top of the logs.

I left out a lot of details…  the abstraction of the place was more important to me.