Saturday, April 18, 2015

Barn in Plein Air

Oil on 8x10 deep wrap canvas
We did an afternoon of plein air last week at the Academy.  A lot of fun but I definitely need an umbrella if I'm going to paint outside, it was hot and I got sunburned!  I really enjoyed painting the red barn and being outside, a nice change from painting in the studio.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Finished Cast Painting

Oil on 20x26 Wrap linen canvas
After many many months of work on this project, I finally completed my cast painting last week.  This is what I've been working on in the mornings in my studio at the Academy.  The bust painting itself was completed about a month ago but then I had to get started on the lace around it.  It was a challenge but so happy that I stuck with it.  An invaluable lesson in patience and technique! 
Below is a collection of pictures I took throughout the weeks, ignore the glare in some of these, it can be hard to photograph!  I also included a picture of the setup in my studio.

Friday, April 3, 2015


Ink pen and Pastel
I have to say that I'm enjoying bringing my sketch book with me.  I've always avoided sketching because I didn't enjoy the pencil and pens tend to dry up quickly but I found some new ink pens and I love adding the color of the pastels.  Definitely easier than bringing my paints!  I did this sketch this morning during my daughter's horseback riding lesson.  It was cold so I could even stay in the car!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sketches from Florida

Ink pen and pastel on 5.5 x 8.5 in toned sketch paper
I did some sketching while in Florida this past week.  I really enjoyed doing ink pen with pastel as it was easy to carry with me and different to work with then oil paint.

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