Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Swansboro Outing

Today Patti and I went to Swansboro. She enjoyed reading a book while I painted. I am going to be trying more water/marsh scenes since it's all around us I might as well get used to it. I found it challenging to get the water to "lay down" and get my distance perspective correct. Any insight from you would be greatly appreciated. This is a 6x8 oil painting. Thanks for looking and as always feel free to comment. By the way, I was asked to put my paintings in a small shop in town. I am only going to be selling them for $20. If you are interested, please contact me and save me a few $'s in commission. (I do mean few! Ha!) Dean

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Back in the saddle

It has been almost a year since I posted on my blog. Time sure flies. Went through a lot of thoughts about painting. I tried acrylics, then oils, then acrylics again and now back at oils. Most of it ended in frustration. Today was the first day in a LONG time I wanted to paint. I went down the road a piece and asked the property owners if I could stand on their road and paint their barn. This is what the result was. It is a great kick off place to start. Please feel free to comment and critique. I am considering starting to sell on esty just to keep myself in paints. If you see something you like let me know before I post it and save me a few pennies. I am going to wait till they dry before I post on Etsy so if they sell right away I can ship immediately. Thank you for looking and I look forward to hearing from you. One more thing, the gate was an add on because a woman that was visiting said it was important that that was in the picture.....okay???? This is a 6x8 or 6x9, it is on a panel so however they make them:)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

lesson 4

Here are paintings I got from lesson 4 with Bernie Rosage Jr. and Onslow Art Expressions. We painted a still life (the lettuce and tomato) using some basic rules of order in establishing a painting. I then sat down last night and painted the apple. I am very pleased with this. Tonight I tried painting the sea shells. I really liked just sticking to the order and seeing the painting come to life on the canvas. As always, thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

lesson 3

This was an exercise in wet paint on wet paint. We went right from a value study to color. It was a challenge. I got frustrated trying to separate the trees on the right from the ones on the left. I eventually got the idea. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

homework again

I did my homework again this week. I added color to a value study I had done. I am getting the hang of it I think. I really have to learn to do water though. Yes, that is water! Ha! Thanks for looking, Dean

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Adding color

I had lesson #2 today and we added color to the value study we did last week. We thought the sky should be left alone so I did. I really enjoyed making mistakes and wiping them off till I got the right value. Definitely see a lot of mistakes in my future! Ha! I am going to try to addd a sky to one of the other ones I painted last week. Looking forward to next week when we go right from value study to painting color. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Art lesson #1 homework

Here is my first homework assignment. Bernie had sent me a picture and told me to make it my own. Here is my attempt. It was harder without someone pointing out your problem areas. When you have to critique your own work you have to REALLY looks at what is there and not what you think is there. I emailed it to Bernie last night but haven't heard back yet so this is probably not finished totally but wanted you all to see it anyway. Thanks for looking, Dean