I started this painting of Old Glory on a wooden Spanker boom on a wooden sail boat. I have the basics painted in. I will need to add detail to the water and then I will add a bunch of detail to the boom, lines, folded sail, and metal work.
A bit of a rough start on this one. The pan is ok, not so much on the bottle or jar or whatever this is. I lost some of the shape and will need to go back out it tomorrow in the light of day and after some sleep. All moving towards the 10k hours needed to master something.
So this is the start of another practice of Still Life - this time Red Onions. This was pretty quick and I will probably just add a few highlights and then leave it alone. Back at regular work today so only quick time on the brush tonight.
Today is my Mom's Birthday. I do cards for my family members and I did this one of the State Flower of Colorado, the Columbine. I did this with colored pencils and Ink. So enjoy your day Mom and stay warm.
So the wife, daughter and I went and did a drink beer and paint tonight at Calvert Brewery. We did a Snowman with moonlight and Christmas tree. It is fun to do these paintings and I enjoy the fun of painting with my girls.
More studies of still life in oil paint. These are not original designs but are like playing the scales on a piano. They are ways to practice mixing paint and evaluating - lighter/darker and warmer/cooler on colors. Its a fun way to spend an evening, nice and relaxing.
I have been working on getting more paint time in as I get home. My block-ins are improving and I am getting things better set with the first applications of paint. I need to add depth to the shadow and details in the wicker on the bottles along with highlights to give the shapes substance, but it is a pretty good start.
I worked on the Ocean City, Maryland Inlet Marker painting. I added the Marker tower and its shadows down to the beach sand. I started the highlights on the tops of the breakwater rocks. I want to finish this by adding better tower colors and shadows.
I worked on this oil painting tonight. It is the start of the Ocean City Inlet Channel Marker. I have not put in the marker, but i put the cement block mounted in the rocks to hold back the ocean at the Inlet to the back water at Ocean City. I will need to add the tower and the shadows cast by it. I will need to add the highlights on the rocks and the waves.
Sometimes a painting just works and this block-in worked pretty good. I think I will have to make a few corrections but this one is pretty good as is. This was done from a picture I took during a really low tide during the Super moon last month. We were in Ocean City Maryland near the breakwater and Amusement Party near the inlet.
I have been out in North Carolina a bit before the Holidays, so I have not done much artwork. This is the start of a small study of A Lion Fountain in Lyon, France. I need to refine the Lion head for the fountain mouth and set the background and grate right to make them believable.
I worked on Rocky Mountain Stream tonight. I added branches to the dead trees and I worked on the shorelines and the water to make them clearer and more convincing. I will add a few details but this is 95% finished now.