Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My ongoing oil painting journey...

Still cold and gray here in Maine. Such a contrast to the colors I mix on my palette which is a good balance for what I see out the windows. Bright colors just make me happy. 
One of the most important things I have learnined is not using black paint, but creating the darkest darks by using Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson and Phthalo Green.

Down East Sunrise
10" x 10" oil on deep wood panel 

Great Blue Heron
10" x 10" oil on deep wood panel

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Paint and paint and paint...

Starting to paint for the show—a low budget event! All paintings are done with supplies that I already have—oil paints and canvases. Many of the canvases have a deep profile so I am painting the sides—no need to frame.

"For the Birds"
6 indvidual paintings. All 6 x 6 oils on deep profile stretched canvas

Full Moon Over Casco Bay
8 x 8 oil on deep profile canvas