Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Painting a Day "Lemon Lover" 03/18/14 by Rosemary Lucy Cosentino daily art

For your consideration
"Lemon Lover"
oil on panel 8" x 8"
March 18, 2014

* this painting was a study based on my limitation of color. I used 4 colors as opposed to 20+

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Color blocking in oil painting

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... :)

Painting a Day "Peanut Butter Toast no.3"

For your consideration...
Peanut Butter on Toast no.3
oil on board
5" x 7"
original painting a day

Oil Paintings