Friday, January 4, 2013

High Key Apple

I painted this Granny Smith apple on a 6 x 6 gessoboard, using direct strokes of high key colors. I think my challenge is going to be experimenting with my paints and surfaces. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Orange Wedge

This little 4 x 5 was a joy to paint, as I begin to find my sea legs again, and know my limitations required for a daily painting. Painting alla prima is my favorite, and I experimented with different brushes today, mainly filberts. I usually use long flats to help keep my paintings loose.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Self Portrait

I love the way my paint strokes are becoming more deliberate and loose. As when I painted my mug the first time, in this second painting, I did not see my facial features as much as I saw the shapes, values, and intensities.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Growth as an Artist....

First mugshot of HHG member, Karin, painted in Nov 2011.

Painted Karin's mug again, after painting 21 different mugs.
I thought you might enjoy seeing my growth or whatever we artists prefer to call it, when our technique changes over time, resulting in a different look. I prefer the word growth. I painted our HHG members, all twenty one of us, over the past six months, and I am happy with the direction my brush is moving, loose, alla prima paint strokes, better values and intensities, and best of all, a better understanding of what I am seeing. I highly recommend a mugshot exercise.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mugshot #21 - Vince "The Organizer"

This is my last HHG Mugshot #21 of, may I say,  a very handsome Vince "The Organizer". He quietly kept our gang organized, and our workshop a success. Thank you Vince.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mugshot #20 - Maria "The Enforcer" Hock

Maria "The Enforcer" Hock is the ringleader of our HHG. She is our bonding agent of enthusiasm that relentlessly keeps each of us in check, and I personally, would like to thank her for maintaining the HHG. Thank you Maria.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mugshot #19 - Allyson "Sundance" Schilb

 Mugshot #19 - Allyson Sundance" Schilb is the second to last of our HHG to be painted. Sad, to see the HHG mugshots coming to an end. The experience was as unforgettable as these wonderful friends.