Sunday, March 16, 2014

International Artist

I'm pleased to be included in the April/May issue of International Artist Magazine!
There's an online version also. They did a great job on the reproductions. I think it's available in the States and in Europe. One of the reasons I haven't posted in awhile is because I was writing the article! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

6 Colors for Double Primary Palette

These are the six colors that I've been using from Holbein; Duo Aqua Oil Paint. There is a warm and cool version of each of the primaries. They clean up with water. No smell. Easy on the environment! I don't like to thin them out, so I haven't done any research on which thinner to use. If I did, I'd see what Holbein has or recommends. I know there are products by Grumbacher and Winsor Newton.
I still use gessoed boards just as I did for traditional oils. I've been using Kamar spray varnish that I used on the oils.
Been working all this out for new book, so any suggestions would be appreciated! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Primary Palette with Water Soluble Oils

I"ve been trying different brands of water soluble oils. First was Grumbacher, then Winsor Newton and now finally found the best; Holbein Duo Aqua Oils. They are just like working with oils. Loveing them. Anyone use a varnish on these? Think I'm going to fix that highlight on the front rose. Didn't see it until just now!
"Pitcher and Roses", oil, 4x3 inches.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New iBook available on iTunes

My new iBook is now available to view on your iPad or Mac computer (if you've upgraded to Maverick!)  Lots of movies to show you how to mix color and then paint with it!
I found it so much fun to limit myself to these three colors and still make paintings that I'm proud of!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Floral Etude

Now that I see it posted, I want to add a cast shadow. I was thinking about the flowers so much, guess I just forgot!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Video link to Chelsea show

These are the painting that were in the show and here is the YouTube link to the Chelsea, NY show I was in. You can get a good sense of how crowded and noisy these  openings are!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Double Primary Palette

I used a double primary palette while I was experimenting with primary palettes in order to decide how I wanted to organize my next book. I ended up using a single primary palette. I thought I could get almost as many colors out of three colors as six. Now I'm wondering if these flowers need a bit more detail? I'll look at it tomorrow and try and decide!
"Flower Etude" watercolor on board, 4x3 inches