Wednesday, September 29, 2010
These are the two quick paints that I did in the St. Charles Plein Air Competition. I am going to try to go and just paint one today that is not a quick paint. I am pretty tired after doing the Faust Park show and then Plein Air. My house is a wreck and I need to do laundry. I was also struggling with the medium because the new canvas boards on wood ground don't seem to take the paint in the same way. I am going to try taking a brush today instead of palette knife or maybe both. One thing I like is no one else's work looks like mine.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
A painting done this Holiday Weekend at Helebusch Park in Bridgeton, Mo. I started this around 5:00 pm. I worked en plein air with palette knife and oils on stretched canvas. The canvas was not sitting well on my easel for some reason and the day was windy, but I got most of it done before the light left. I did a few details today in the studio. I took pictures of it with my digital camera and when I looked at the picture it suggested things that needed work. I am going to call it finished now.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Just finished the Peony Bouquet 2 at the Northside Art Gallery in Clayton on Friday. Pumping up the color level--Charles Reid's influence. Can't quite let if flow like he does, but I am enjoying the contour drawing idea. The Pear Still Life is from last year. Colors are more subdued and painting tighter.