Thursday, January 30, 2014
Hollyhocks and Birdhouse 8x10 Oil
Just a little inspiration after all this cold and snow. I do think I will add some birds when it is drier. this was done on a Fredrick's paint board. Very smooth and the paint does not soak in. This is #29. One more to go, but really think I will paint every day. Maybe not complete a painting but work on one everyday. The 30 day challenge has proven to me that I can accomplish a lot if I put my mind to it. I need to have some plans, some photos ready, canvases, paper ready, clean palette and JUST DO IT!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
|Roses 9x5 Mixed Media|
Need to rephoto the last one as it was apparently still wet. These were originally watercolors that went bad, overworked, interrupted and generally not up to par. I covered them with acrylic on top and they are not the best but I am up to date. Maybe will do two today so I am ahead of the game. I think I should try to paint every day in February as I am learning what I like as far as medium. Oil is my first choice, watercolor next,then acrylic. I do like pastels but I don't have room for them to be out and I feel I should perfect the medium of choice although it is always good to experiment with new materials.I have really liked experimenting with the negative painting in Linda Kemp's book, but am not too good at it and thus the acrylic overlay of these paintings.
Now that I have the laptop and have mostly figured it out I will be doing my newsletter and posting new paintings at my website http://www.judyfischerwaltonfineart.weebly.com
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I actuallyThink that I may be two behind..Between my computer crashing and setting up a used laptop and the cold weather causing everyone to stay home and use the internet, I am spending so much time on the business side of art instead of painting . The iPad is frustrating and hard to type on and the laptop doesn't take my pictures. It is nine below here in Mansfield Ohio! Hope everyone is keeping warm.
Tabby Cat 9x5 watercolor
Monday, January 27, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Rainbow Sail 9x12 watercolor
I think this will photograph better when I. Can do it outside. I was a little tight on this one. .too coloring book on the sailboats but I am really enjoying the watercolors.
I hope to get a laptop tonight and then can update my website, write my newsletter . Yea!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Kingwood Center's blue shouldered Peacock.
What a challenge to get the colors right. I pulled out every blue I had! Amazing how so many colors are the same with a different name. Antwerp,Peacock,Thalo,Turquoise, Manganese, Cerulean all seem to be variations on a theme. I know they have different qualities such as transparencies, or sediments, and I could not tell you what is what in the painting as I used all of them, clean and mixed..a very interesting experiment in blues.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
This is the entry to the greenhouse. A 9x12 watercolor. I will be so glad when I get my new computer. I miss Photoshop.I can't do the news letter on my iPad...and need a styles to keep from making so many typing errors!
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
This oil painting is 8x10 The Shawshank Tree in Summer? Next is an 8x10 Oil Watching the Birdfeeder. a photo of a hawk sitting on my fence.
Friday, January 17, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Don't make me get down 8x10 Oil
Once this painting gets cropped it will be on my website http://www.judyfischerwaltonfineart.weebly.com
I just really like the photo of my Aussie, Tosca. She has claimed the sofa and the pillows. I blocked in the painting with Transparent Red Oxide and let it show through in some spots. I blocked in everything but the dog as I wanted to paint her as I went. I chose a different color for the pillows as the moss green pillow was a little dull.
Had to run to get printer ink this morning for class papers and get the dog licenses while I was in the area.
Must vacuum up the dog hair before my class in the morning.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Island Romance 8x8 Oil $125
You can buy this painting at:
This was so inspiring! I love doing sunsets and I have seen so many couples watching it at Lake Erie. I blocked in and then did the details.
I spent the day working on my website http://www,judyfischerwaltonfineart.weebly.com
Finished this painting and have been working on my Facebook Fan page and my newsletter which should be ready to go out tomorrow. I am hoping all my links work. Now to get everything done so I can watch Downton Abbey!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Here is the process that I did for this watercolor of negative painting. I probably should have taken more pictures but I got involved in the painting!
Angelfish 5x7 watercolor
Painted this listening to Strauss's Die Flederemaus, the opera. Working on more paintings but not finished yet. So this would be #9 as I am behind, due to Life getting in the way of painting! This was a little exercise in negative painting and ended up being more of a positive painting!
I have been looking at Linda Kemp's book SIMPLIFYING DESIGN AND COLOR FOR ARTISTS. I will get better at it with practice.
When it quits raining , drys up and I can get some good photos I will post on my website and I will let you know. It is extremely difficult to paint a painting everyday and get it photographed and cropped and uploaded in the light of day with the days being so short so will work on two others tonight and hope to post tomorrow and get caught up. I have definitely doing too many detailed paintings for this project!
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
#8 Almost Frozen 8x10 Oil
Well, I have made it 8 days! I plan to keep going. I did the block in and used the above photo. Wanted some warmth in it so figured the sun was coming up from the right with a space in the trees. Had to work quite a while on the river to get the effect that I wanted.
Off to teach my class but first clean up my painting area and put paints and palette away.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Thought I would change my medium.Small work but it was fun. It was from a photo from Clearfork Lake.
Classes starting tomorrow and Thursday at Henne's. I am anxious to get started again. There is a painting party on Saturday the 11th and you need to contact Henne's at 419-522-4401.
Watched an online video today on setting goals for the year so that is on the agenda. Plus another painting for tomorrow.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Now to get some other things done before the snow storm sets in! And plan tomorrow's painting which will be much smaller.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
I completed this last night and of course it is hard to photo at night. I wanted to get ahead as I am busy today with a 5 hour seminar with my favorite teacher, Johannes Vloothuis, http://www.improvemypaintings.com.
I chose this little canvas panel....a mistake as it had been gessoed thickly and of course I could not get the smoothness of the water. I really like those smooth panels to work on but they are pricey. I did not do a value study as the photo already had it. I changed a few lines to be more melodic. The sun spot was in the right location and the light was already there so just went ahead and blocked in the main colors and then did the detail. This would be a fun one on a larger panel. Also I have taken to doing an acrylic wash on my canvases to prevent the paint from soaking in. I really should get some shellac like Marc Hanson uses to seal my canvas boards. Will look into that.....I am learning a lot with all this painting, such as what kind of support I like to paint on, what colors I prefer, and being prepared the previous day as to what I am going to paint and getting it all together.
I will be working on my newsletter today and hopefully the new website. I spent a good deal of time yesterday watching videos on how to set it up.
I must go to the grocery as we are to get 6-10 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow and then the temps will plunge to below zero and I am getting low on catfood, and birdseed and a few other items. Until tomorrow...remember....."No mistakes, only lessons!" and keep painting.
Friday, January 3, 2014
Possibilities 8x10 Oil
I still have not had time to organize my photographs on the computer or work on my website. It seems I just have time for chores and painting, photographing, uploading and Photoshoping for this challenge.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
I blocked in all the colors and began to pick out the details. His left eye was the focal point for the composition. I did change the sky and background as the top of his head blended with the sky and the one treeline matched up with his brown patch. I attemped to make the background have many planes, tried to make the treeline melodic.Made the planes with varigated color. Now to clean up my pictures, post today's paintingWatch a webinar. Right now on making my new website.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Hope you had a wonderful Holiday and Hope the New Year will find you happy, healthy, safe and prosperous!
I was intrigued by these sheep in the Malabar Farm pasture. I decided it would be a morning painting so I warmed the sky on the right and for some reason was fascinated by their little stubby tails in the morning light and that was my focal point.. I did the sky first then blocked in the grass and the dark shadows on the sheep. Then I began adding color to the pair. 3/4 of the way through when I looked in the mirror, I felt it needed something more and added a third sheep.
I will start another painting and work on my new website which seems to be difficult for me to learn. Then I must organize my photos on my computer as it is taking too long to find the pictures I want to paint.
Happy New Year. Judy