Tuesday, September 10, 2013

#5 is the top one. 16x20 Blue Heron acrylic. Done for a painting party, of which they now want a Fall scene so if I have time this week I will change this to a Fall scene!
Next is #6 5x7 oil, done from some Zinnias which I bought last Tuesday at the Farmer's Market and here it is Tuesday again. These are all so wet it is hard to photograph them.
#7 was finished this morning as a demo for my class. The photo below was the photo that we used. The theory used: You can make a great painting from a bad photo. This is an 8x10 oil. Teaching everything I have learned in Johannes Vloothuis's classes for almost three years and still learning. And all those lessons that I have taken over years of workshops, reading art books, and just plain painting, Oh, and plein air painting.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Whew! I am behind already! The top one is a 5x7 oil of Kingwood Center. This was #3 and the bottom one is #5, an 8x10 oil Road to somewhere, done with the Zorn palette with higher key colors added at the end. I have learned a tremendous amount working with the Zorn but not sure I will stick with it. Maybe as an underpainting. #4 is still on the easel so I am three behind when I finish # 4. I just don't have the time with working and teaching.. I paint at night and cannot photo til later and then it is wet and doesn't photo well so will not post every day but will paint every day but may not finish the painting.

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Zorn Palette Paintings

I am doing the Zorn palette with Ken Vloothuis online and the top one is the first I have done. Winter River. The second one I did yesterday. Fall Reflections. What a challenge, getting those colors with just Yellow ochre pale, Cadmium Red Light, Black and White. I need a lot of practice! Must get busy to get one out today for the 30 paintings in 30 days!