Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Flowers for a very blustery, snowy day.

Some of my recent paintings since the start of the new year.  All of them are palette knife and oil except for the hollyhock which is acrylic on stretched canvas.
"Blue Vase with Pink Flowers" 6"x8" unstretched canvas.

"Dusk Hollyhocks" 5"x7" Stretched Canvas

"Pink Flowers in Blue Cup" 6"x8" Unstretched Canvas

"Pink Flowers in Bud Vase" 6"x8" Unstretched Canvas

"Purple Lilac in Vase" 6"x8" Unstretched Canvas

"White Hydrangea in Orange Vase" 6"x8" Unstretched Canvas

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Virtual Paintout: Scotland.

I did this little quick landscape study for the Virtual Paintout location for the month of January--Scotland.  I'm quite uncomfortable doing landscapes, so they make great practice.  I wish for a gestural quality of abstraction, but my artistic style is more in the realism category.  It's a real challenge to let go of details and just get basic bits and pieces.  Definitely going to try for more practice at it in the coming year.
Referenced from Here.