Saturday, January 31, 2009

Paint Day - New Concept

Reading the February 2009 Pastel Journal, I came across an interesting article on using a limited palette. In the article, the writer, Richard McKinley, talked about only using four colors when painting in oil. The colors are red, blue, yellow and white. The above picture is his wheel using only these colors. The practice of mixing pigments strengthens the understanding of color.
I am working on an oil using only these colors. I will report on my findings and have a picture of the painting. So far so good. Kewl Beans. One advantage of using this concept is it cuts down on your cost of oils.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

YEAH Painters are Finished

The painters are done, furniture is moved back, pictures are rehung and everything is clean as a whistle. Kewl beans. Now I can get back to my painting.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Week of Painters

Bummer week got professional painters here all week painting the inside. Took two days to get all the art off the walls. I hope they appreciated my effort. Also getting an new front door and frame the old frame got lots of water damage.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Redoing A Painting

Ever do a painting and after you look at it for sometime you don't like it. I have been redoing one for sometime. The painting is from an on site sketch of Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall UK. A super duper place to go visit and paint if you like coastal scenes.

The original painting has been in a few galleries but I was never happy with it and it apparent others were not impressed because it did not sell. BUMMER Below is the orginal paining and the one still in the process of being redone. Whoa big difference. I still need to work on the surf but think the rock maybe done. Any comments are always appreicated. Kewl Beans


Thursday, January 8, 2009

Back To The Grind

The holidays are over and now its time to get back to painting. Got a bunch of works I need to finish before I start on any new projects. The above painting is from a photo Sally Arnold had on her blog. Super duper colors.