Monday, June 20, 2011

Watermellon and bowl

This weeks challenge from the Daily Paintworks, was to paint the reference photo upside down, quite a challenge specially the angles. Painted in oil on a canvas panel.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Workshop, Day 4

On the last day of the Work Shop, we returned to Island Park to paint, I had a great time and at the end of the day, Ellen Gabehart the Instructor, had a critique session to look at everyone's paintings, and I think all students at the workshop had a good time and we all learned something.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

5th Street Market, Workshop, Day 3

Here is my painting of Day 3, we met at the 5th Street Market, a small colorful shopping center, I found a great shady spot to paint, giving me a view of a upper level sitting area, one can see our instructor Ellen Gabehart speaking to Kathy, a fellow student, painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel. By the way, our group was featured on the front-page of the Eugene Register-Guard, the local newspaper, with a nice photo.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Plain Air Workshop, Day 2

Today we met at the Rose garden in Eugene, Ellen, our instructor started out showing us how to paint a variety of flowers in watercolor, also how to paint groups of flowers. then we spread out all 12 of us, 11 ladies and I and did our thumbnail sketches. Here is my painting of the entrance to the Garden.

Plain Air Workshop, Day 1

I am taking a plain Air Workshop in Springfield and on the first day, we visited Island Park, focusing on composition, starting out with thumbnail sketches, and then working on a painting, the instructor,Ellen Gabehart started the day out with showing us how to mix variation of green, which is necessary if you paint landscapes in the Northwest Painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas panel.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

ART MATERIAL, Still life

This still life was for the PAINT AND DRAW TOGETHER Challenge, Lela Stankovic provided the excellent reference photo. I used water mixable oil paint on some 12 by 9 watercolor paper.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wetland Spring

A scene from my walks with the dog, lots of green with the afternoon sun, painted in oil on a 11 by 14 canvas.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Iris Challenge

June 2011 Studio Atelier Challenge, painted in oil over an acrylic under painting, on a 11 by 14 canvas.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Orange Rhody's

On a recent trip to the store, I noticed this Rhody plant, who looked like it was on fire, so after I took a photo I painted the flowers on one of our endless rainy days, in oil on a 18 by 24 canvas.