Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Still Knee Deep in Landscape

Still a breath of fresh air to me....thanks, Mom for wonderful photos to sift through and create from.

I'm trying to come up with lots of demos for my upcoming Oil Landscape classes in the Cumming, Georgia area. So far I have six or seven ideas, and these little studies on ebay are like thumbnails to work out the compositions. I've finished most of the full-size paintings and am really enjoying landscape in this alla prima style! I don't think I'll ever paint in a layered manner again! So addictive, and such tremendous immediate gratification!
More coming up soon, and click on this link if you'd like to see this little study up for auction.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Landscape Painting this Winter, pure Bliss!

Wow, does it feel good to get back to landscape and water....sometimes I get buried in abstracts and this time I'm ready to shift again. I'm grateful for the commission which inspired this study from my hike around the banks of the Amicalola with the fam a couple of years ago....although the commissioned piece ended up a bit different.

Have I mentioned the alkyd oil paints I've been using in these landscapes? I'm starting up some Plein Air classes and hope to keep using this brand (Winsor and Newton "Griffin" alkyd Oil Colour). Don't even think I'll try to get a better setup than a nice portable and collapsible easel and a bag of supplies. The alkyds are perfect for any oil landscape. They dry to the touch within half a day or a day, and are beautifully blendable just like traditional oils. Love them! No, this is not a paid ad, hah!

Check out my auction for this little study on my ebay store, and let me know if you're interested either in my upcoming landscape classes or in commissions. Have a wonderful arty week of peering at landscape everywhere!