Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Charlotte Museum of History
I'm experimenting with oils and starting to finally like them. I found a medium I liked and this made all the difference for me- 2 part linseed oil, one part stand oil and one part turpenoid. This is the first "plein air" oil I have done in a long time.
This house was the home of the Hezekiah Alexander family when they came to Charlotte. The corner stone says 1774.
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Labels: 8X10 oil
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Newport Beach, California
I visited this area of Southern California about four years ago and took lots of photos. I started this painting in a new art class I'm taking with Greg Barnes, here in Charlotte. Finished this at home- I like it, but that big rock is pretty close to the center, even thought I thought I moved it enough. It felt great to do a very quick, loose painting after doing the house portraits that require much more perfection. I tried, really tried, oils paints for my class, but I quickly went back to acrylics. I just like them much better.
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Labels: 11x14 acrylic
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Here are two house portraits I did as Christmas gifts. Both were done from photos. The green house ( 18X24) is in my neighborhood and the red house (11x14) is in Mississippi.
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