Monday, January 30, 2017
Use the biggest brush possible. Quit before you think you are done. Squint while looking at your subject to lose the little shapes. Leaving some of the canvas showing through makes the painting appear more airy. Have a variety of soft and hard edges. Do not apply your brush to the canvas until you have checked yourself. Make each brushstroke count.
I had another great group this past weekend and it was nice to see all of them progress!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
I am sharing a little picture story with you in this blog. The top piece is the final piece. (I think?) The bottom picture is what it looked liked the first time I photographed it. I decided I did not like the top two white umbrellas so I painted them out. Photographed it again and decided I was not sure I liked the man walking out of the canvas on the left. Painted him out. Took the painting back outside to photograph and dropped it in pine straw. If you have followed my blog for a while you know this happens to me quite often. You can not teach and old dog new tricks or change my bad habits.
I would love your opinion about adding the man on the left back in OR anything else. Don't waste your time telling me to be more careful. This is painted on an 18 x 24 x 2" canvas.
I am teaching a workshop at my home tomorrow and Saturday. Fun! I may schedule another one this summer. And no...it won't be on how to photograph your work.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
I had a great group in my workshop this past weekend. They were talented and fun. It always helps me to tell people what I think is important in painting. I love a John Carlson quote that I heard in Nancy Franke's workshop. " Too much reality is always a disappointment to the imaginative soul. We love suggestion and not hard facts.
I have another workshop the 27 & 28th of January. A couple of spots remaining.
My next show is The Art Event at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville. The dates are Feb 3-5.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
"a little summertime" is painted on an 8 x 10 x 2" canvas.
Monday, January 9, 2017
I am getting ready for my workshop that is this Friday and Saturday at my home. Excited to get back to painting and sharing the fun with others.
This is painted on a 5 x 7" linen canvas. gifted