Monday, December 27, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Two Coffee Cups
Both images were painted in my oil painting class with Paul Abbott. Both are approximately three hour paintings each. The one on the right was done in my first class. I think it has a little more personality. The one on the left was done in the second class, it may be more accurate and offers more of a 3/D effect or quality.
What do you think? Be honest but please not brutal.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Coffee Cup 2
16 x 16
Hmmmmm another wonderful workout in oil painting with a palette knife and with the wonderful guidance of Paul Abbott. Learning to see the lights and darks, keeping the values true and correct. Wow what an exercise!.
I did this same coffee cup last week, and felt I still needed this valuable exercise. So here it is.
On December 4th I had my first art reception. Just for me! It was a wonderful night with good friends, music, drink and food. Thank you everyone for making the reception a perfect night!
With much gratitude and love,
Thursday, December 2, 2010
oil on canvas
20 x 16
Usually when a cup of coffee is unfinished it usually means there is still coffee in the cup.
I have dabbeled in oils over the years and recently I have a strong desire to learn how to paint in oils. I went to my first class with Paul Abbott at the Art Store here in town. Wow what a challenging experience. For my first piece he had me paint a white coffee cup on a white background. This alone is a challenge in any medium but on top of that I was painting with a palette knife. This is as far as I got in 3 hours.
Paul is teaching me to look and paint what I see, for me it is a much needed review.
Painting in oils and using a palette knife feels like a huge change from brushes and watercolor which is just what I needed! I'm inspired and excited!
So not only will I be learning to paint in oils but I am going to learn to get messy, my hands, supplies, clothes, everything! Learning to not be so OCD.