Sunday, November 19, 2017

My youtube tutorial on how to paint the ruby pitcher
2 minute youtube demonstration

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This is a 6X6 original oil painting on gessoboard.

The tutorial is 28 minutes long and shows step by step directions how to paint this painting and how to use oil paints without solvents.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Sunflower and Delpheniums

I filmed a 20 minute tutorial of this painting.  I cover how to paint with oil paints without using solvents, easy storage and clean up of paints, solvent free cleaning of brushes as well as blocking in the sunflower and background.  Then the finishing strokes of paint that are so much fun.  The paints I used were cadmium yellow, red, and orange, yellow ochre, cobalt blue and ultramine blue as well as white.  Links to the tutorial are available at my Dailypaintworks gallery and at Gumroad.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I decided to make some changes to the painting on the left.  I lightened some flowers and darkened one side of the background and lightened the other side to give more contrast.  Which do you like better?

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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