I was blocking in a landscape painting yesterday when I looked over and saw this paper bird aglow on the window sill. I stopped what I was doing and quickly painted this study of the bird. Hope you enjoy.
“Yellow Sky”, available at SouthWind Gallery (785) 273-5994. They ship.
I’m working out some color and value ideas… What do you think?
5×5 in, oil.
I love the deep vibrant green of this vase! This setup was pretty funny – a clip is holding up the backdrop and I liked having that little clip right on the edge of the painting.
Dahlia and the Bird
12×9 inch oil on Raymar canvas panel
I thought it would be fun to show the setup this time. For this painting I used a new color combo, which I LOVE. For this project, at least. Paints from Utrecht.
Phthalo Blue (Utrecht)
Burnt Sienna (Winson & Newton)
Cad Yellow Light Pure (Utrecht)
Cad Red Medium Pure (Utrecht)
Titanium White (Utrecht)
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I really love painting cows, especially in the snow. The most challenging part of this painting was trying to get the shadows and highlights the right values. If you look closely you’ll see some subtle value and temperature shifts in the highlights of these cows. I am planning to paint a large painting based on this one.
Thank you for viewing my art!
Playing In The Dirt / 6 x 8 in /oil on linen
I wanted to capture the beets as they come out of the garden – dirt and all. What do you think?
Thank you Heidi for giving me these beautiful beets!
I’ve been limiting my pallet lately in a new arrangement – ultramarine blue, quin red, and lemon yellow (for the most part). I’m usually drawn to the warm colors on my pallet, so I’m surprised that I just love this color combination.
I really liked the way these flowers have started spraying over the side of the vase. The colors are much nicer in the actual painting – I need to spend some time setting up a photo area, but it’s hard to take the time away from painting… – see other floral paintings
flowers start out beautiful, and then become more and more interesting as they age. Here are some flowers mid-wilt.