Sunday, November 28, 2010


Welcome again! I have moved on with my oil paint. Working with the building more sienna was added, along with the back wall. The pots and flowers are coming alive, with sun kissed wisteria hanging overhead, more work to do there, but it is starting to create the atmosphere I love, a peaceful serene place to rest and rejuvenate. Thank you for joining me! See you next time with the completed painting.

I forgot to take pictures of each step of the oil process. Here I have done the sky, mountains and ocean. Plus added some color to the building and table.

I am back to posting after a week or so of my family coming in for Thanksgiving. I decided to add a darker color to the building with the acrylic's before moving on to the oils. I really like the way the under/color will show through the oils when applied.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Hello again! I have finished my smaller paintings, I will throw some of them up on the blog for you to view when the weather clears and I can get crisp photo's.
Here I have adjusted some elements of the painting. Finished my acrylic under painting, setting the mood for the oils. I think I will really like this one, peaceful, warm sun and an ocean view... my favorite.
Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/watch-what-in-the-world-are-they-spraying/
here we have information on the spraying I have previously photographed.


All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as self evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer
German Philosopher
1788-1860

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Here I decided I wanted this Tuscan porch to look out over the Mediterranean. I will probably add some sail boats, birds or whatever hits my fancy as I flow through my paint brush. Thanks for joining me!

You can see I have already started changing the elements that do not work for me.

OK, I have a new work on the easel, in between some new smaller ones I am making for Christmas at eBay. Keep an eye out for those I think you will really like them.
Here is my initial sketch.

Friday, November 5, 2010

I continue to adjust the painting, changing things that do not work for me. Adding loose strokes of color. Always defining a little more the the dark's, light's and shapes.
Once I have chosen my color palette, I darken the colors in the under painting, I like rich, vibrant color to show through when I add the oil paint. As you can see I decided I had enough laundry and removed the laundry on the left.
Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!
Rebecca

I just love Tuscany. This painting was influenced by Florence's colorful Ponte Vechio in Tuscany, Italy. I forgot to take a picture of the sketch, here I had already started with the under painting.
Now I begin to see the elements come alive and can easily decide if there is anything in the painting I want to edit. You will be able to see in the next picture elements I decided I did not need.