Monday, November 20, 2017

Sanding, Flowers 3-up

Remember those small oil paintings I couldn't resist painting over in my November 10th post? What I really should have done is sand them first then paint but I'm sanding now and I actually like the effect.

Here we go again, another 3-up of 6x6 inch panels.
First pass of color: White, Cad Red Light, Alizarin Crimson and Chromium Green Oxide 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A new venue for me

As you know, I'm a big fan of the DailyPaintworks site and have had work there for 6 years. In an effort to expand my online presence, I now have work included in the Daily Art Show. There I am, fourth column from left, nine rows down. See today's painting.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Test Case and New Website

Last Saturday I was a "test case" for a live feed of a Northwest Pastel Society meeting. I gave a presentation on Online Presence for Artists. I just watched the video which, as I understand it, is available only to NWPS members on their Facebook page, NPS Meeting. I am happy to know it appears more coherent than it felt to me at the time. Here are a couple screen shots.

In preparation for this presentation, I have been working on my own online presence and have finally done something with my FASO membership. Take a look. Let me know what you think. The business of art is time consuming but necessary.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Fresh starts

I love this time of year because it is when I look around the studio for stuff that bugs me.

I found eleven canvas panels and gessobords with either bad oil paintings or paintings in progress that I am never going to go back to. I mixed Burnt Sienna and Titanium White and gave each of them an obliteration. Then, I came across a pastel that was never resolved. I took it outside and brushed off the lower half and began again. I'll leave it on the easel and look at it for awhile before I work on it more. I feel better.

Ravensdale Walk before
Ravensdale Walk revisited, in progress

Friday, November 3, 2017

Artists in Pastel

Yesterday I came across a very nice site that posted my work in early 2010. I am happy to be included and just updated my info there. If you are a pastel artist, you may want to check it out. Beautiful work by many, many pastel artists - I think you'll see your favorites there. Artists in Pastel

My previous post was about two pieces I will have in the Randy Higbee Gallery 6" Squared Exhibition. Here is a link where you can see all the oils and acrylics in the show.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

6" Squared

Years ago I had pastel paintings in the Randy Higbee 6" Squared Exhibition and Sale in Costa Mesa, CA. Then, I got busy selling my small work online and forgot about it. But, this year I'll be back. I'm happy to post that the two pieces I entered have been accepted. The show runs December 2, 2017 to January 14, 2018.

Monday's Child, acrylic, 6x6 inches
Blue Bowl, oil, 6x6 inches