Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Abstract 6


I was happy with the way the texture of the canvas and the layers of paint worked together to produce a broken color effect with several layers of color showing through.  I think this gives it extra vibrancy.

Monday, October 31, 2016

The Power of Complements

Purple and yellow are opposite each other on the color wheel.  This relationship provides an opportunity to intensify the contrast.  My sunflower painting uses value contrast as well as complementary color contrast.  There is always a risk of the complements clashing, but the purples are much less intense than the yellows, and the yellows dominate the painting because they take up more space.
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Click Here.        Rooster - Painting Without Solvents

This is a new video that shows step by step how I painted this picture of a rooster.  I include tips for painting without solvents, how to achieve vivid colors and loose brushwork, and easy clean up and storage of paints and brushes.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tutorial. Young Goat. Oil Paints Without Solvents



I published a tutorial to show a step by step tutorial for this painting.  I demonstrate painting fur and painting whites.  Also included is easy clean up and storage of oil paints without using solvents.

https://goo.gl/photos/w3pcfSvCkrPiSG6u5


Monday, September 26, 2016

Peach Roses

In this painting I simplified the flowers to just suggest details to keep the brushwork loose.