RAL Art Center has a show coming up focused on the lives and environment of the Watermen. I literally started this painting last year based on a photo I took of a couple of crabbers putting out pots on Betts Mill Creek. Unless you have been boating or live on one of these creeks, you… Continue reading Putting Out the Pots
Finished this one today. Another in the 6X6 bird series in oil. I took a few progress photos to give you and idea of how these emerge. In the morning, I do the first layer. The first layer is very thin, very lean paint. I do paint directly onto the white panel (I use Ampersand… Continue reading Evil Eye
I’ve learned that I do a much better job with the framing process if I break it down into small steps. In other words do one step of the process on 3 or 4 paintings on one day and another step on those 3 or 4 on another day until all the steps are done.… Continue reading The Framing Process
I finally finished this today. I think. It’s 11X14 inches.
Incremental progress on the apples painting yesterday. Did a bit more work on the jar and started bringing in middle highlights. I also worked on the stems and leaves. I have also started working out the shadows. I’ve also started a little blending on the apples using the NuPastels. I don’t think this painting will have a… Continue reading Next Steps
This is where I left off the other day. Yesterday I did a little more work on this painting. The first thing was to really figure out where my drawing was off and where the drawing got lost in the underpainting step. The leaves bothered me the most, but I also had a problem with… Continue reading More Apple Pie
Ice started forming on the creek the other day. This is the view from our back deck. Today, while much warmer, it is raining. So, for me it looks like I will be spending a lot more time indoors for the next little while. I do have a challenge out there for all my plein… Continue reading Winter Time