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Sunday, February 9, 2014
These are some photos of my studio set up for the open studio event. I woke up in the morning with almost complete laryngitis, but managed to be able to speak to people by drinking a steady supply of hot water with lemon and honey! It was a busy day and I met lots of new friends. Sign up for my newsletter on my website and check out my events page to find out what other shows and events I have planned.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I thought I would post another photo of the wren painting to show a little more of the layering process that goes into my paintings. In my previous post, I had already painted the bulk of detail on the wood and then I added the background. The bird was almost untouched. In this photo you can see that I've added a few more details to the wood pile and I've also worked on the bird. Even though this bird is small, I will have to work several layers of detail on it, letting it dry in between layers, to achieve the correct pattern and level of detail that I desire.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I just painted the background in this painting. I chose to paint the wood pile first and then put in the background. I haven't worked on the bird, except to block in its placement. I went with a dark background so the wren would really stand out. In a painting like this where there is a lot going on with the lights and darks and details in the pieces of firewood the bird could easily get lost. I had several photographs to choose from where the bird was hopping around and going in between the wood looking for insects to eat. I chose this image, because it allowed the bird to stand out the most as a focal point. Now I just need to paint the wren and add some final details and glazes on the wood and this painting will be finished. Check out my website in a couple weeks to see the finished painting along with other new work @
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Here are a few of the paintings that I'm currently working on in my studio. I love to work on more than one painting at a time. It helps me to keep fresh eyes and not to overwork it.
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Saturday, December 14, 2013
I've just completed this 24"x12" oil painting of a squirrel. I love watching them running up and down the trees. I decided to paint this one as he was headed down the tree. The title is "Tree Hugger".
Friday, December 6, 2013
There are still three more saturday open houses at my studio before Christmas and I even have some minis left on the tree! The open house will be from 11am-7pm. And if you're on the west coast, Saturday night is the reception for the 6" Square Show at Randy Higbee Gallery.