Friday, July 30, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Now the painting is coming to life with oil paint on the front lawn. This photo was taken while the oil paint was wet, so we have some shine. I will take one outside when completed, the outside natural light works best for photo's of artwork.
Now for the fun, I have been working on the landscaping in front of the house, adding in the flowers & scrubs. We have several important scrubs, flowers, trees and other items to show. A crimson queen, hosta, laurel, wisteria, gazing ball and the bird feeders.
Hi, Welcome back! In this picture I have been working on the Wisteria tree and geranium in the green pots to the right.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Here I have fixed the stairs and added oil paint to the sky and trees. More small adjustments to come.
Thanks for stopping by today.
After blocking in my colors with loose painterly strokes, I am about to finish the under painting, I noticed I need to re-examine the perspective on the stairs.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
I was commissioned to do this home, a gift from daughter(s) to mom and dad for an anniversary present. This commission was very specific, it was important to depict not only the home but bird houses, gazing ball and the fountains, plus the iron fencing. Of course in spring bloom with flowering trees, and perennials. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I did. Here is the beginning sketch. Thanks for coming back, warm regards, Becca
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Here is the image with the oils complete on the practice gear. The dirt has been lightened down and oils added to the bike. The varying shades accentuate the fold's of the clothing.
Here are a few close-ups, I sent to the family. In this photo I was working on the helmet, still with acrylics. From the picture they sent me I couldn't make out the face. So they sent another picture of just the helmet. As you can see from the previous picture, I started working on the goggles, eyes, adding some oils to the lighter colors on the gear. Changing the numbers on the plate as they had redesigned them.
Now time for the dirt. I added blue/purple to the umbers of the background, and as I moved forward I added red/orange to bring us forward. I worked on the rolling dirt mounds to show the bike pushing/rolling the dirt out of it's way.
Good to see you today, thank's for stopping by.
In this part of the painting I darkened the dirt, experimenting with different colors, this does show through the oils adding dimension to the completed painting.
See you on your next visit.
The dirt was quite a challenge, there was a lot of it, I needed the background to fade back, I added a more blue/purple tone, and red/orange to the dirt as we move forward. I also needed to show the rider digging in.
I finally added oils to the sky. Then the next picture I added the oils to the tree's.
Thank you for stopping by.
See you on your next visit.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Having covered the entire canvas, loosely blocking in the colors and shadows, I will soon be ready to start with the oil's.
Still working very quickly I add more color. Creating the over all feeling and depth, proportions and dimensions I want to express in the finished painting.
The next few steps are adding more color. I will often different colors with the acrylics, as they will partially show through the oils and add interesting dimensions to the finished painting.
My first step in creating a painting is to sketch directly on the canvas with acrylic paint, deciding on my layout and proportions.
The process continues with blocking in the color, still working with acrylic's. Blocking in the darks and lights, allows me to paint fast and also make any changes I might need.