It’s that time of year again and it couldn’t have come sooner for me. After the unbearable heat of this summer I want cold weather. Besides this time of year brings all kinds of interesting still life possibilities like this fall themed oil painting. Continue reading Fall Themed Oil Painting With Decorative Gourd
Can an artist learn more from doing multiple small works of art or one big one? This is a question that I’m asking myself currently, after pondering out lout to my wife that I may do a challenge to finish a painting a day for 30 days. Her very astute response was… “If you think you can learn something from it, go for it.” Continue reading One Piece Versus Multiple: Light Through an Emerald Colored Glass
After six session of work on this painting I have finally finished it. It has been a long while since I have worked this long on one painting and it was a great lesson in patience. Continue reading Finally Finished: Thai Tea Oil Painting Session 6
So, this painting is taking a long time to finish. So long in fact that half of it is dry and I’m not even done with it. It’s looking really good though. I’m not sure you can tell by the images but I’m very happy with its progress. Continue reading Thai Tea Oil Painting Session 5
Tonight was my weekly figure drawing open studio session and I thought I would repeat the slow methodical drawing from the last time I attended. But, frustration soon set in as I began completing some bad drawings, I couldn’t figure out why. It wasn’t until until after I relaxed was I able to gain the confidence I needed to complete a couple good drawings.
I was told very recently to just “shut up and paint”, some really good advice actually and this advice comes into play very well with the 4th session on this painting because I’m running out of things to say about it. Or am I? Continue reading Shut Up and Paint: Thai Tea Session 4
Are you bored yet? This is the third post about this painting and I probably have two more sessions on it before its finished. So there are going to be two more blog posts about my unfinished oil paintings and I’m wondering if anyone finds it boring.
Continue reading Unfinished Oil Paintings and Thai Tea: Session 3
Tonight I focused on moving slowly and methodically through the painting assembling it stroke by stroke and checking the correction of each, it was a real lesson in patience. I didn’t get much done on the painting but what I did finish is looking great. Continue reading Thai Tea Oil Painting, A Lesson in Patience
After the last few days of not having enough focus to finish anything good I was determined to gather my patience and focus in the open studio and practice drawing slowly with great accuracy. In a time when most of the art videos on Youtube are all about “speed” it’s not common to slow down. Continue reading Open Studio Figure Drawing Slowly
Do not attempt to adjust your monitor, the fuzziness is intentional. This is just the first session of “Trubulent Thai Tea” and upon ending my session for the day I feathered the entire painting to remove all the hard edges. At the end of the day it wasn’t just the painting that was out of focus. Continue reading Turbulent Thai Tea Oil Painting Session 1