First pass at a brilliant yellow dahlia flower. Using India yellow, cad red, ultramarine, and some cad yellow light, sap green. The composition ended up off the canvas. Need to work it out better on paper, next time. According to Wikipedia, Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico and […]
I wanted to create a painting that could be seen from across the room. This work achieved that goal. Many times when I paint and draw, I stand back from my work and realize there is not enough contrast. In this quick study, I painted directly from observation, with the garlic placed outside in the
I didn’t like the look of the acrylic paint so for this iteration, I have added water-based oils.
I’m working on this landscape painting of our apple orchard. Lately I have been studying background paintings from animated feature films, and I’m trying to capture some of the styles and techniques I see from artists of that genre. Specific influences are from Disney and Studio Ghibli. I may tone down/tweak the colors with a
Here is a sketch I did of some apples from the orchard by my house. I used this as the basis for the painting #1.