Friday, April 23, 2010

Watercolor DVD clip

Here is a clip from my watercolor DVD. I in the process of putting in a new order so it may take a bit longer than usual for delivery.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

American Artist Magazine "Still Life Highlights"

Here is the link to read the article that's on the newstand now !!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Homage to Stanley Bielen

I love Bielens' work. Never saw it in person (yet) but hope to eventually. His brushwork is so pure. Colors are great also.
"Homage to Bielen" 4x3 inches, oil on board

Friday, April 9, 2010

"Yellow Bouquet" times three

If I have the paint and more importantly the energy (it helps that the days are long now and there's abundant light) I can explore the same composition three times. I also cancelled girlfriend dates so I could stay home and paint! Doesn't it feel great when you feel like painting and everything else is no fun in comparison? Hope this feelin' lasts awhile!

Monday, April 5, 2010

More from Fantin-Latour

My good friend, Janet Spiegel had given me prints of Fantin-Latour's paintings. One was more green and one more red. It was interesting to have the contrast. I suppose you can see that I'm playing with brushstrokes and trying to be less literal about defining the petals.
All paintings are 3x4 inches, oil on board.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Homage to Fantin-Latour

I keep a colletion of photographs of paintings and periodically leaf through them for inspiration. I've had this one for years and never did anything with it. These paintings are actually a bit darker; they looked darker in photoshop but appear lighter here. I used the red/green palette and instead of using pure white used Old Holland Light Yellow. I think it helped to keep the colors in harmony. I wouldn't suggest working from photographs without having done a lot of work from life. It was nice not to have to spend a lot of time setting up a still life and of course the composition was pretty much there. Hope he doesn't mind my interpretation!