Monthly Archives: January 2013

Chalk Horse, a study in complementary colors

Chalk Horse, final, oil on canvas, 16x20

Chalk Horse, final, oil on canvas, 16×20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This painting was a study in complementary colors.  Check out the step-by-step on the pages.  https://my90acres.com/artwork/chalk-horse-step-by-step/

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Plein air painting in winter

OK, so I’m crazy.  But I greatly admire the plein air painters who tromped through the woods, fields and villages in the winter to paint snow scenes.  I will admit that I haven’t been too adventurous in this area but I actually went out into our woods a few weeks ago when we had our first real snow this season.  It was actually great fun but I froze my feet off!  Lesson:  get some foot warmers before I go out in this kind of weather next time.  I had three layers of socks but that didn’t help.

Painting in the snow.  Oil on canvas, 11x14

Painting in the snow. Oil on canvas, 11×14

Woods in Winter, final painting, oil on canvas, 11x14

Woods in Winter, final painting, oil on canvas, 11×14

The Green Bowl Part 1

Last Sunday, my friend Laura Pommier and I spent the afternoon painting a still life in my studio.  It’s very interesting how two people can look at the same things and come up with entirely different paintings.  Well, a little wine, some snacks and lots of good talk.  It was an afternoon well spent.  Then yesterday I worked on the painting some more, adding the final details.

This is painted on a panel, 12×24 and was toned a pinky-peach color.  Notice in the detail images how I allowed that to shine through for an added glow.

The Green Bowl, 12x24, oil on panel

The Green Bowl, 12×24, oil on panel

The Green Bowl detail 1

The Green Bowl detail 2

The Green Bowl detail 3

The Green Bowl detail 3