Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"Res Dog" paintings from the Ned Mueller workshop


Okay, Wow,... it's been awhile since I updated my blog....but a lot has been happening....good stuff!! .., I took a trip to White Swan, Washington to help out Sacred Road Ministries for a project on the Yakima Indian Reservation,...I have several commission projects in the works, and in the middle of all that I took a workshop from artist Ned Mueller. Ned helped us with painting from photos,..emphasizing composition using your photo just as limited reference....which helped me a lot since I tend to rely too much on the photo. The top painting was done entirely by me you scroll down, the paintings have more of Neds work in them as he is one of those instructors who likes to show you what needs fixing by actually going into your painting and fixing it.

Ned added a few touches to this one darkening the trees behind the house to define it better.

Here is Ned working on a demo at Rockwater Art Center where we took the workshop.

Ned worked more into this one using his extensive background in illustration to proportion the figure to work better as a painting.....wish I had a pic of the painting as I had it before Ned worked on it, to show the difference.

This beach scene was completely wiped out by Ned as I had it painted....the figures brought more into the forground , the horizon, softened , and the color unified.....Over all I learned a lot and see how far on the journey I have to go!.....Brush miles!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

"Quilcene Trucks" oil landscape painting ,

A painting from the images I took in Quilcene while scouting locations for a commission piece of the Big Quilcene river. I used my pallette knife for most of the paint application..

I am entering this in the Bold Brush painting competition and would appreciate your help by clicking the like button after going HERE

16x20 oil on canvas.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

"You are my Sunshine" sunflower oil painting,

I have been working hard on several commission paintings but still can't resist the sunflowers!

6x10 oil on panel sold