Friday, March 9, 2007

Paintings ready to ship

These three paintings will be shipped to The Walsingham Gallery
in Newburyport, Massachusetts tomorrow for their new show which opens March 16th. It's a wonderful gallery and I am glad to be a part of it. Visit their website...... I'm sure you will enjoy!

Sunday, March 4, 2007

still life demo

I chose the objects for this still life because
of the complementary colors blue and orange.Step1--Drawing....nothing fancy or detailed, just a pleasing arrangement of shapes.

Step2--Find and lay in the big shape of the darkest darks.

Step3-- Lay in the big shape of the mid tones seeking the relative differences in tone,intensity and temperature. I also put in a stroke of the lightest light as a reference to help see the relative differences in value.

Step4-- Lay in the big shape of the lighest areas of the painting, noting the relative differences in tone, intensity and temperature. I am not painting "things", just the big shapes of light, midtone and darks that the light makes over the whole scene.

Step5--finish----coming soon!