I was inspired tonight by an painting I saw completely done in color blocking. It reminded me of the 70s somewhat, and with the bright purples and yellows and greens... the portrait came to life. I was thinking of going back to this for exercise and bring me back to dealing with values in shadows. It is very difficult to assess values in shadows unless your eye is trained to see color in strange places!
My next project will be to simply see color in and use color to shadow rather than use darks and glazing. Create the illusion using thick paint is rather challenging as well because light pigments require thicker paint, than dark shadows in oil painting.
I will post examples this week along with two finished paintings that are almost done.
Live, love, paint, meditate and bake on... :)
Welcome to my Art Gallery! If you are here, it is because you have interest in what I do. Painting one painting per day, has motivated to paint again. After much hardship, I am back on my feet again.
I am a full-time Artist. I specialize in Old Master techniques modernized with my own research and experimenting. Most of my larger works take months to complete, and like any other artist, working on the same painting day in and day out- it gets frustrating. So, I have multiple projects on the side to help me disperse my energy equally-
Painting- A- Day: which I offer weekly in Auction + here
My Alias Project: involving a series of very cool
Contemporary Dog paintings
(also in auction)
My ongoing series of paintings: Duality & Journeys
Encaustic Mixed Media works: may also be part of
"Painting a Day"
Still life Mixed Media Grapes & Wine Series
Those are my current projects. I am in process of updating my Official website with all this new work, so until then I will be posting them here!
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