Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Here is a new one looking for comments and critques from all you contributors! Had a lot of fun with this one...well, except for that little explosion near the end!! Other than that it was a lot of fun...<;-)
A/C 30 x 36
Hope to see some new stuff from others soon!!!!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
We are in the middle of summer with drought, wild fires and floods, depending on where you live.
Its been several months since I last posted here, but I look in from time to time and enjoy the paintings
This on-location landscape painting is oil on 11"x14" canvas sheet. The old house overlooks the Swan River near Guildford in Western Australia. Painted in bright sunlight
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Here is a small oil painting (16x20) of my street in a recent snowfall.
Warm Regards to everyone and thank you to all the contributors for posting so many wonderful and exciting images of their paintings! Wish you all great success in your painting endevours in 2007!
Friday, January 12, 2007
Hi again. This is the last one from last year; another Mexico scene. It's very imprecise and I'm wondering if I should try to be more accurate with the images. It doesn't show up in flowers but in buildings it's obvious when things aren't very exact. Thanks in advance for your helpful comments.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Hi again. Thanks so much for your encouragement. I was afraid to look at the comments at first. Here are 3 paintings of flower macros taken from a gardening magazine (with my new camera I will be able to take my own pictures this year). They are 8 x 8 and 8 x 10's, acrylic on masonite. There are several paintings under each one as I keep painting over old work for the practice so obviously, these are the most recent.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Hello everyone. This is my first post. I would like to have some comments on my first painting attempts from last year to get some direction for the few months I have to paint this winter. This picture (18 x 24, acrylic on canvas) is admittedly very simple. In Mexico some time ago I took a series of door pictures. Along walled, hilly streets only the doors and exposed wiring was visible to make a statement about the occupants. On brief occasions when a door opened, sometimes lush, beautiful courtyards would be exposed. We were always wondering what was behind each door.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Really enjoyed it and plan to do much more this year.
(If it ever stops stormin'!)
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
HI ! I AM POSTING THIS LITTLE PAINTING FOR A DEAR FRIEND OF MINE, ANDREA STANLEY WHO IS A CONTRIBUTOR ON THIS BLOG BUT DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS TO A PC AT THE MOMENT. THIS IS A LITTLE ACRYLIC PAINTING SHE DID OF A STOREFRONT IN TUBAC ARIZONA. IT IS APPROX. 9X12". I THINK ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE WILL SEE SHE HAS CERTAINLY CAPTURED THE FEEL OF THE PLACE. BRIAN SIMONS
Thanks Brian for help with "blog"stuff. Now, how to post pictures?!
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year to all,
This year I am looking forward to advancing my art and learning more. There is so much to learn and absorbe and the journey is what excites me the most, (though selling a painting now and then is sure a high)!
I have made more painting en plein air one of my many goals for 2007. However creating a body of work will continue to keep me busy I'm sure.
Looking forward to veiwing more new works from everyone and wishing you all much success in 2007.
How are all of you photographing your work and are you happy with the results? My process tends to give inconsistant results. Certain colours tend to be more difficult than others, blue seems to overpower the results at times. I am using a digital indoors with natural light on overcast days. It often works well but is inconsistant.
I welcome any suggestions.
all the best in 2007,