Saturday, November 01, 2014

Demo in Indirect Painting II

I recently took part in a group paint-out where over one hundred artists painted live and gave demonstrations on painting in every style, media and subject matter you can imagine.  Because I am an indirect painter I have to plan ahead for demonstrations and prepare several different panels showing the different stages of layering in oil.  

For a more detailed demonstration in glazing see HERE

I began my demo on a panel with my drawing already transferred and ready to be painted.  I started by preparing a glaze of yellow ochre over the entire panel and drawing.  Next I painted into the lights with opaque white, and added darks and shadows with burnt umber, keeping the shadows thin and transparent.

My second panel for the demonstration had the completed underpainting (above) dry and ready for the next layer of paint.  I began again by glazing the panel in transparent color and painting my opaque color into the glaze on the subject matter.  Now that I have switched to the first color glaze I still keep my lights opaque and shadows thin and transparent.  My values are close together so I can build up more light and shadow after this layer dries with more transparent glazes and opaque scumbles.


After several more passes of transparent glazes and opaque scumbles the painting is complete.

"Oriole and Pear"  11x14

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Southwest Art Feature, plus Win This Painting!

"Summer Song"  14"x14"  oil/board

The painting "Summer Song" is featured in Southwest Art Magazine next month along with an article about my work.  The article is located in the Emerging Artist section and is titled "Beauty and Balance".  It's very exciting to be included in such a great art publication and have my work recognized.  Here's a link to the article or click:

You can also win the butterfly painting below.  I used Reblev's Venetian medium which contains ground crystal glass. It creates a beautiful texture and brilliant luminosity.  This painting seem to glow from within.  You have to enter before June 15th, the day the winner will be drawn.  Click the painting to enter now!

~Win this painting~

Friday, May 09, 2014

Still Life show and Passport to the Arts

 "Ruby Crowned Kinglet and Cherries" 10"x10"  oil/panel

Tonight is the opening for a group still life show I am participating in at Sage Creek Gallery in Santa Fe.  I, along with other gallery artists, have several new works available including my "Duet" and "Nest".  I particularly love Kevin Gorges still lifes for the show.  Check out the link to see all the works available:

The opening coincides with Passport to the Arts, the weekend event that takes place on Canyon Road every year in May.  Happenings include special openings and exhibitions, art auctions, demonstrations and live music.  More than 100 artists participate in the events, many of them produce work in the Quick Draw which is later offered in a live auction on the Santa Fe plaza.  Various tents are set up where patrons can visit and watch artists create works of art, it's so exciting!  The list of artists creating work live is amazing, click on the link to see a full list and get more info on this great weekend of art in Santa Fe:

"Nest" 10"x10"