Monday, May 30, 2011
I've always been afraid to paint plein air with watercolor because it's harder to cover mistakes but this wasn't painful at all. I may go back and re-paint this tree in oils as some point in the future and try to get more color into it.
Image Size 12" x 16"
Monday, May 23, 2011
The Coastal Route
Image size 12" x 16"
Monday, May 16, 2011
This painting has a drippier look where last week's painting had a more subtle, diffused look. I like both but being a watercolorist, I probably would choose the watercolor because I love that look I can get as the paints mingle before they dry. This painting has a more graphic look I think, which works with it's larger size.
I painted this with very thinned oil paints which feels more natural to me having worked with water-based mediums for so long. I really don't like the feel of thick oil paints unless I'm doing a palette knife painting. It feels like I'm fighting the paint when it's thick. I'm sure it's just lack of experience with oils but the fluidity of thin paint just feels better to me.
What do you think? The oil or the watercolor? Which do you prefer?
Lost Canyon II
Image Size 30" x 40"
Unframed - gallery wrapped canvas painted on sides, no frame needed
Monday, May 9, 2011
As an update, (July 2011) this painting received an honorable mention in watercolor at the Orange County Fair.
Image Size 15" x 22"
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I think this is my favorite silk painting that I've done so it was really nice to be recognized for it.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Image Size 6" x 6"