Monday, March 30, 2009

Beach People

This was done for the Different Strokes for Different Folks bi-weekly challenge. Reference image can be found here. It was a double challenge for me because I wanted to learn more about wet on wet techniques. Up till now my oils have been more or less done by layers. I like to work in a more spontaneous way so I will have to find my way between the two different methods.

Took a print of the reference image that I cropped and changed a bit to my art class where I seem to have more confidence. Done on a canvas pad 11.75"x8"

From carol - mywork

Really have to work on figures... drawing and painting!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Forest Girl

This is the beginning of a new oil painting. The references for this are a photo I took of a small wood area near a beach in Cape Cod. I added the nymph type figure in the woods. It still has a bit of work to complete... hope to get that done next class.

This is a small canvas 30x40 cm /12"x16"


This is an oil painting I did from one of my photos that I took In Romania. The town was Sighisoara in Transylvania. This was the town where Vlad III, the character that inspired Stoker' novel of Count Dracula. It is a very picturesque village and was in the process of being restored when we visited in 2000.
The painting is 50x40cm'20"x15.75"

My reference image.

From carol - mywork