Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
If you're not sure if you like part of a painting take a photo and upload it onto your computer screen. I thought I liked this background until I took a photo of it. One of the most important things I'm learning about oil painting is to step away from the painting periodically to look at it in a different light, at a different angle, etc.
The new background. Maybe almost too light but I like the motion and movement in it. To finish this I will take Daniel Edmondson's advice and lighten the table some and enhance the shadows and color on the two onions on the right because those onions are the focal point.
I'm loving the smell of oil paints in my studio. To finish this I will add more color value to the flower petals, work on the leaves, and redo the lines in the can (see how they are sloping down too much on the right side?)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
11x14 Oil Painting
Daniel Edmonson has helped me find confidence (well I've cried several times while painting, but the important part is I kept at it) in oil painting. The last time I used oils was when I entered a contest as a senior in highschool. I entered two portraits and both sold, plus one captured a win. Then that was it......until now. I am taking the Art Masters Program with Daniel Edmonson. I have been a subscriber to his website for two years, watching his fantastic Tips for Painters, and finally I jumped in.