Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fruitful Beginnings...

So since I have started painting, I have mainly used my own photos for reference material.  I have been afraid for some reason to attempt to paint from life and therefore haven't tried until now. I decided it was time so I did a couple little paintings of an apple and a lemon.

It's funny, but I had the most trouble with the shadows and not the object itself but I am happy with how they turned out.

Now to look in my fridge for more subjects...

Lemon Study - 4 X 6 - Oil on Panel

Apple Study - 4 x 5 - Oil on Panel

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Virtual Paintout, Romania

This month I got to "travel" to Romania for the Virtual Paintout. It was difficult to choose a street view as there were so many beautiful and interesting scenes to choose from. I decided to paint a view of the Fagaras Mountains from the Transfăgărăşan Road. 

Beautiful. Very hard to do it justice.
Here is my submission.

"View from the Transfăgărăşan Road" Romania, 11 X14 Oil on Canvas

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I was recently asked to do a painting for a silent auction fund raiser coming up in March. Details to be posted later.

I have really wanted to do a night scene so I decided the silent auction was the push I needed to do one. I really enjoyed doing this painting and I'm pleased with how it turned out.

Harbour ar Night - 11 X 14 Oil on Canvas