Friday, November 22, 2013

Graphic Tulips Still life

8x8 oil on Wood Panel
Here is a fun oil painting. Actually it was more difficult with oils actually because drawing the dark lines around the objects was hard. That's why this type of painting definitely is easier using actylics. But I did want to try it will oils.  Actually if I just wait a day or so then I can define with a dark line but I am impatient.  This of course has an Angus flair although I would never put the lines like he does because that's his thing.
Here is my reference photo that I set up.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Oil on 8x8 Wood Panel

Here is my interpretation of the photograph below from Paint My Photo. I thought it was a nice photograph layout.   I am really not a big lavender lover (except to smell it--yum) but I do seem to use those colors often. Maybe I like it more than I think.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Cherry Spill #2

11x14 Acrylic on Panelli Telati Panel
It was such a good composition that I decided to try it with some different colors. What, you've never had purple cherries??

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cherries Anyone?

This is a 9x12 mixed media oil. I started with a black gessoed canvas.  It's interesting that now that I am experimenting again with acrylics, oils are easier. Go figure that?? I guess it's just whatever you get used to.

I painted the sides too:
And here is my reference picture from Paint My Photo.
And I still want to give a shout-out to Angus Wilson for making it fun for me to paint again! I enjoyed his workshop here in Jacksonville. Such a nice guy.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Floral with Eggs

I am an adventurer. 
I don't really like to hike or rough-it in the outdoors or even take long flights into unknown countries.  But I am still an adventurer. But my adventure is with paint, color and textures and what it can do on a canvas. I love using oils but I love acrylics and watercolor too. Acrylics can do what oils cannot do and visa versa. The artist adventurer in me wants to explore all the worlds of paint.
Under this 8x8 acrylic painting is a product that I love called Wood Icing.  It is a molding paste that
dries quickly and adds texture. You can see the texture in the background of this painting.
Of course this painting has a Angus Wilson flair since I am fresh off of taking his wonderful workshop. And the reference photo is from a great little painting DVD by Craig Nelson.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Poppy Paint-over

I have been doing some cleaning out at the studio and I come across these old paintings that I either painted in watercolor or acrylic.  This one was a watercolor that I adhered to a box that I built awhile back. On a whim this morning I painted over it with oils and a palette knife. It didn't take long and it was fun. So here is the result.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Fun White Tulips

These white tulips a la Angus were fun to paint. I had this deep edged canvas and was never able to come up with something to paint on it. But after doing Angus workshop I think I found just the thing.  FUN!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Robin

As you can see this is quite a different style from my post from yesterday. I like to paint this way too. I think that I will just be one of those experimental painters who paints in all different styles. I know that everyone is suppose to find "their voice" or style of painting and maybe someday I will but right now I am just enjoying learning different styles.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Angus Style-ish

I worked on this painting some more from my workshop. It looked like this. As you see I really punched up the colors and did some other stuff. This style is a far far cry from my oil painting style-- but it is just so much FUN!
Angus certainly has his great style but his methods and plans are what I was interested in knowing. Even though his style looks free and fun it is completely planned out with the colors and design before he starts to paint. This is 18x24.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Angus Wilson Workshop

Oh man, did we ever have fun in this workshop this past weekend! Angus is so easy going and funny and watching him paint these wonderful paintings was really exciting.  Now I know how he does it! Just check all (most) of those oil painting rules and inhibitions at the door and come on in and have fun. I say that there were no rules but there still are the basic drawing rules, and some shadow rules---and some color rules too but ---- it was all quite freeing! Now, can I be that free??? Well, I guess we'll see!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Angus Style

I have completed 2 fun days of the Angus Wilson painting workshop. One more day to go. He is one of my favorite painters and painting in his style is really fun. But as with all new styles, it will take a lot of practice.


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