Red Flowers Ornage Cloth.
18 x 22 " 300 lb. cold press. I thought I totally lost this one, and I may have. So, I painted the orange thing right over what was already there. Maybe that is a good thing...
Apples in a Still Life.
I am certainly not as loose as I'd like to be with the paint, but I getting there. Things are starting to feel less confining. I am beginning to have more fun with designing the paintings. They are bigger which is a little easier. I have more space to play with. Using more water helps.
the paper is roughly 11x14. And it is the 300lb cold press.
Blue Stuff Still.
Just some stuff sitting around the studio. Quick and lots of water. I am really having fun, and learning so much. Mostly, I am seeing how waiting for the water/paint to dry helps the painting come together.
This is in my Moleskin sketchbook.
Cutwork curtains and still life.
Another sketch in my new moleskin book. This is a study for painting the lacey edge curtains which ends up appearing in a larger painting. I will post that one too, when it is finished. It is taking longer to do the larger work, so, while I am painting everyday, I am not posting everyday.
I am trying to capture elements from objects without being to fussy about how they appear.
Still Life 1.
This is perhaps THE turning point. Very little was drawn in before painting. There was some, the plate, the mason jar and part of the table. I did these things well into the painting. I kept the painting transparent which is something I have been looking to try.
10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. One 300 lb Arches watercolor paper. I thing the paper makes a BIG difference. The paint behaves differently on nice paper. So much more to do...
Studio Still Life 1...
I am not as sure of myself when I have not drawn the lines out first to block in my image. Here I just went right to the painting. I used sticks to draw lines into the wet paint which created darker lines in select areas. This is quite small, and not as loose as I think it should be, but it is a start.
7x10 inches watercolor on 300 lb paper. For sale. Email for a price.
Stove and Towel...
What is a turning point? When one makes the decision to try something new? When you actually reach newness? Here I am painting a new subject and the method of painting is slightly different, but it still looks like my painting. I am not putting the ink linework in. I am not drawing every detail prior to painting, but the application of my paint feels the same. More to do...
A Street In Rome
Feeling a little better. This might be the turning point painting. I think what is changing is the need to do away with the gesture pencil drawing prior to painting. I find I am trying to follow those lines too closely instead of being free with the paint and allowing the painting to speak for itself.
For sale. 11x14 watercolor on 140 lb paper. Email if your are interested.
Rome Pizza Maker #2.
Only this painting is much larger - 11x14inches. I bought a block of 140 lb paper to see how it would feel to paint on. Not the texture I am use to with the 300 lb paper, but since I have twenty or so sheets of it, I will make use of it for he next paintings.
Having completed the sketchbook of Italy paintings, I thought I would do some larger works based on my trip this past summer. I have several more done which I will post in the next several days. As I indicated several days ago, however, I feel a change coming on. I have been looking at still life. Loosening up is definitely something I need to do. So, I may be putting the figure to the side for now and directing my attention to still life and freer work.
This painting is for sale. Email if you are interested!