Painting No. 21, 6x6in, oil on gessoboard
This is a still life that I set up a few years ago actually and had taken a bunch of photos...when trying to find inspiration to paint, I dug this photo out. This is my comfort zone, citrus fruit! :) Getting all the different values of yellow right was tricky, but I enjoyed the challenge.
Painting No. 20, 6x6in, oil on canvasboard
The orange stratch lines are back! :) This was not my best night of painting and to be honest, I really don't like this one at all. I think it's getting more clear to me that I'm a gessoboard girl....(however, I have a stash to canvasboard that I'll need to use up, so you haven't seen the last of it!)
First of all, thanks so much for joining me on this journey...I am already learning so much and am feeling the benefits of having a goal like this to work towards.
I wanted to let you know that in addition to posting my paintings for you here on the blog, they will also be on display and available for purchase on the Daily Paintworks website. I had always wanted to be a part of this online community of artists and after talking it over with Wes and another friend of mine, we decided to go ahead and join now. This website allows my artwork to be viewed by a broad audience where I can get valuable feedback and also have a easy format for selling my artwork. We were encouraged to have sold our first painting within 8 days of signing up! :)
If you are interested in purchasing a painting, there will be a link on each blog post to connect you to my gallery on Daily Paintworks. I highly recommend exploring Daily Paintworks to find other artists you like...it is so fun to see brand new artwork posted each day. (Warning: this is very addicting!) There are art tutorials even, a fabulous resource for my fellow art-makers out there.
Also....Wes is making some really fabulous 'floater' frames that work perfectly with my 6x6" and 5x7" paintings and we will have info on the website about those in the next few weeks.
Painting No. 19, 10x8in, oil on canvas
This painting is actually quite out-of-order number wise. But I did it within the last few months and I discovered after we started the Journey to 500, so I just plopped it in here. :)
Painting No. 18, 6x6in, oil on gessoboard
The ground (meaning the backgroud tone or color that I add first to the painting surface) was a dark brown/grey which made creating this piece seem unquie from the beginning. I set up this still life on my kitchen table and 'forced' myself to paint even though I wasn't really in the mood. The effort ended up paying off, and I was pleased with the results. I used the bristle brushes on gessoboard for this one, which made the brush strokes more pronounced.
Painting No. 17, 6x6in, oil on gessoboard
I used the same reference photo that I did for no. 16 (which I'm pretty sure I took during my trip to Prince Edward Island a few years ago). This time, I'm back to gessoboard, plus the composition is different since no. 16 was rectangle and this one is square. I also added in the figures which I really like, gives a great sense of scale to the painting. :)
Painting No. 14, 4x5in, oil on canvas
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For this little painting, I used the same photo as a reference that I did for my no. 9. This one however, has a more calm feel since the colors are muted...looks like more of an overcast day.
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