Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chris -portraits

14x18" oil. Chris - another portrait from my monday open painting group. First time ive had to tackle glasses and that was a challenge.
So fun painting people...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Nate -portraits,figurative,teens

18x24" oil.
Nate -
the colors in this are much richer than the photo shows but it is toooooo nice out to stay in and fiddle with it... so here it is...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Warrior one - yoga poses, beach

6x6 oil.
Warrior One. I always paint on a surface that is not white. This little painting is a good example of that. See around the clouds - that orangey color showing through? - that is the color of the panel and I just love that effect.
Orange is my go -to ground color for most paintings - a habit picked up in art school that has never left. Many artists switch the background color to a warm or cool color depending on the overall tone of the final painting. Ex - cool blue background with a warm toned painting.
Not me - I'm happy with bright orange :) in most cases - the Sofia painting was painted on a very pale umber because a lightness effect was the point...
try it! experiment with different colored backgrounds - you just might like the results.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sofia - portraits

21x18" oil
Sofia - another portrait - just cant stop myself :)
- Sofia in the sun - with that gorgeous head of hair and the most perfect oval face ever
- oh to be 16

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Molly - portraits,children

16x20" oil. Theres a great cast of characters that frequent Chez Miller and Molly has been a regular over the years. Love having another girl around especially one with such spunk!
Think this captures her spirit a bit. - thanks Mols!!

Little Shadow Dance -daily painting,children playing at the beach

6x6" oil

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Little Beach -daily painting,beach scene

6x6" oil. Everyone could use a little beach right now. Cold and raw and snowy/rainy here today - perfect for photographing art outside ;) and painting the beach! inside of course.

been sidetracked by all the people painting, but fear not - the little beach scenes are never far and Ive got a few for the next few days

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Derek -portrait,oil,figurative

16x20" oil. Derek. loving my monday night painting group. heres a link to one of the painters from the group Rob Rey