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Friday, July 30, 2010

Inner Sanctuary


acrylic and oil on canvas paper 8"x10"
I wish I had done this on a bigger canvas - probably I will. I can feel a sense of tranquilility, of quiet strength when I view this painting - these are the feelings I had when I painted it.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Forest Cove


I probably should keep working on this painting, perhaps add more color and highlights, but every time I tried to improve upon it, I just seemed to make it worse. So, I ended up signing it and calling it done. I call this Forest Cove
acrylic and oil on canvas paper 11"x14"

Water color - Teepee



Yeah, water color is not easy! But, fun to try, and maybe if I keep trying and practicing I might get better at it.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

strolling down the lane


IIt's been a long time since I've posted any of my work. I've been practicing with paintings I'd already posted, so didn't want to bore you with repeats. Since then, I thought I would try my hand at water colors, but it's a very different medium and will definitely take some practice. Perhaps because I have a little more experience with oils, I find I prefer them and will likely go back to using oils, but I'll keep practicing with water colors from time to time.
Being my first attempt at water colors, I think I did a fairly good job, I like the composition, but need to work on crisping up my edges, and perspective. The two figures on the trail were suppose to be adults, but perhaps they are my two dogs that escaped from the back yard instead.
This painting was an exercise in using just two colors, it's not as easy to mix the right amounts, without knowing how much water to add. I might try this one again in oil or acrylics.