Monday, January 30, 2012

Selinsgrove Visited, part 1

I am working on several local area pictures.  I took a number of photos last November and December. These are the first two.  
"Above the Brewing Company"
5"x7" original watercolor, of a building at 121 N. Market Street in Selinsgrove, PA.  It is above the Selin's Grove Brewing Company. (a great little pub and eatery).
"Celtic Cross on Campus"
5"x7" original watercolor.  This Celtic cross is almost hidden in the gardens on the campus of Susquehanna University.
These new paintings will be for sale at Peppers: The Artisans' Collective in Selinsgrove, next week.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pairs of Pears

 I painted these two days ago.  They are 10"x10" oil on canvas.  The four were each painted in 11 minutes.
I was trying to do another 10 minute exercise and decided I could add another minute for the second pear.
I did take time in between the timed painting to rearrange the fruit.
Here are my subjects with the watercolor from yesterday.  I took a few liberties with the color ;)
Now I've got to get painting so I have something for tomorrow.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New watercolors

 This is my interpretation of a portion of a Cezanne oil from Musee D'Orsay.  Thought I would break out my new German watercolors last Tuesday.
 My apple, before I ate it for breakfast this morning.
 I had blueberries, too.
I saved these pears from an oil study I was working on yesterday.  I will post the oil of the pears when they are a little dryer.
All of the above are watercolor on 140#Arches paper. Most are 7"x5" except the tribute to Cezanne which is a little bigger.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

First post

Pears and pears
 Four pears, ten minutes each. 10"x10" oil on canvas

Lots of pears by my classmates at the YMCA Art Center in Sunbury, PA

This is my first blog ever.  I did the Four Pears as part of an online workshop facilitated by Richard Robinson (a New Zealander) at The Complete Painter web site.  First we did a black and white sketch, then we painted a value study of a naked pear. Next we painted a full color study of the pear, then the 4 pears at ten minutes each.  I showed the results to my fellow students at the Y Art Center and they liked it so much that we are all doing the challenges.  As you can see, we have only completed the value studies.  Next week I will post the results of the color studies.