Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
This is an 18x18" acrylic of our friend Jason. He directs the Gospel Choir at the university here (which Page is in). I plan to leave it as a value study... partly because the colors in the photo weren't good anyway. I did it once in acrylic--it was ok. I tried it again in oil--muddy, messy, disaster. Then this one again in acrylic.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Did this yesterday 16X20 oil. This was more about the metaphor, than a pretty picture, I'm not all over it, not sure how beautiful one can make a lane and drain.....not me anyways. But I couldn't resist the white picket fence and a drain in the same shot, and thought i would give it a go. I may go back in when it's dry, and Blue it up a bit, and try to get it a bit "grittier"
Thursday, May 22, 2008
This is a still life I painted in a class I am taking at our local university. It certainly is not "Brian Simons" style; but it was what I was required to do. It took me a long time to finish but I am happy with it, ail things considered ,including the subject matter which I did not choose..
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
24x30" acrylic on canvas. C&C welcome.
Hi everyone! Nice to see all the new paintings and everyone so enthusiastic and having fun! Brian is a great motivator and teacher. He is also my teacher and has helped me enormously with my paintings. Thanks again. Brian. Here is a painting I did yesterday. Still a few retouches to do.
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
This one was too big and too complicated for me. 16X20 I took the picture this morning, the light was incredibly strong. I don't like working from pictures, I can't see the colour, and they come out like mud. I feel this is a start, I may try to rescue it when it dries in a couple of weeks. I prefered the value study and I am glad I have it as reference to use if I decide to go back in.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Hi Brian, this is the painting I was working on when Elliot was painting me. I'm not quite finished but since you were patiently waiting to see something from me I thought I'd post it now and get some advice before I finish up. I'm not crazy about my bushes in the front, the top deck on the left doesn't read so well and the window frames look a little un-painterly. If you or anyone else have any suggestions they would be more than welcome!
Friday, May 09, 2008
This is a bigger study, not done, but as far as I can go without the oils getting muddy. May revisit it intwo weeks when it's dry :) A still life, which I like because the colour is so much easier for me to see. I do the value study in acrylic. This one is 16X20 the smallest canvas I had on hand. It's called Black and Blue.....good name hey Brian? I find it a touch stiff not that beautiful, but a valuable study.
Elliot and Brian
Ok I did another little study. I didn't touch my set up, yes elliot it was my first still life, and my first time using oils, which I am really having fun with. They are both tiny at 9X12
The first one which you have seen was done at night with a strong halogen light shining on it, super easy to see all the different colours. The second one which I did this morning had a diffused overcast light. It was more difficult to see all those colours, but rather the "local" colour. I have not yet put in the slight shawdow which feels almost non existant, what you see is the slight reflection. But it is amazing to see them side by side, so totally differant, both beautiful in there own way.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Yes, this is the same painting that was here but only reworked, felt it had too much yellow and I was thrown off with the values , which in the photo are fairly close. Anyways, I'll give this one a rest for a while and then look at it again....36x60" oil/canvas. C&C welcome, Brian
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
A 12x16 acrylic that I am not quite done with. I had difficulty with this one because there was not a great deal of difference in value between the vine and the stone wall on the left. As Page has told me, sometimes photos are flawed. I think the photo was taken on a cloudy day. But I loved the composition so much I had to try painting it. Suggestions welcome, Brett