I cropped this image on the computer. This was the first painting I did at Vision Nursery yesterday, on a board that had been inked black at one point. But it's not velvet! Painting on a dry, dark ground seems kind of problematic, because the edges of the wet paint can get kind of fuzzy
Friday, July 27, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
There is a name for this pond behind Akamai Art In Port Townsend, but I'm not sure what it is. Anyway, it was a nice little spot to do a paint-out organized by Akamai, followed by a Gamblin product desrciption by Scott Gellatly. This was the first oil painting I've done in almost a year- instead of doing the monochromatic underpainting, I just tried to think a few minutes before putting in the dark masses at the beginning. It made me much more careful than usual. Oil on panel, 8" x 10".
Friday, July 20, 2012
I have a number of gessoed panels for acrylic and oil painting, and decided to try sumi ink on one. It was really compatible! While the ink is wet, you can smear or lighten it, or let it run in interesting patterns. I noticed, though, that it never became completely resistant to rubbing off, so it got sprayed with acrylic varnish to make sure it doesn't smear. 8" x 8", with some Inktense pencil.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I went to the Purple Haze Lavender Farm with two other artists and we had a great time in the mild summer weather, painting fields with lavender. This is looking west, towards Sequim and the Olympics in the distance. Purple Haze sells Lemon Lavender Custard ice cream, made by Elevated Ice Cream in Port Townsend- yum! Watercolor on paper, 11" x 14".
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This is an image of a print I made several years ago using the image-on light sensitive technique. It was very tricky to do, and I only made a few images. This one was based on a photo taken of a 1960s-era Westinghouse stove. I manipulated the reflections digitally (before making the plate) to make them seem more like arches in buildings.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Kind of a sketch/watercolor/ink at the Port Hadlock marina. It was cool and gray out there, but later I think it got more gray. The boats were cheerful, as well as the painting company. 9" x 12".
Hmm, using Photoshop Elements, I darkened the water in the upper left (shown below). Maybe I'll try to do that to the paper version...