Another small 'daily painting' from a photograph. I'd like to paint still life subjects from life, but as I've mentioned before, I don't have much in the way of vases and flowers at the moment. Of course,still life doesn't have to be just flowers, but for now a photograph will do. I wanted to keep the brushes moving. Over the holidays I don't have the excuse of 'too busy to paint', so it's time to PAINT!
Saturday, December 29, 2012
This is an abandoned cabin among a group of abandoned structures near La Grange, CA. I have no idea what this cluster of structures once was, but there are clearly some industrial buildings. Anyway, I'd like to paint several of the buildings from the photographs I took there. The cabin is the first that I've tried. I decided to do a quick study first because I wanted to try painting the sunlit background and the dappled light first before diving into a bigger canvas. This is 6" x 8".
|Cabin near La Grange 6x8 oil on canvas study|
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I had previously started this small painting on one of those days when inspiration and motivation were both on holiday. I just found a photo and forced myself to start. I worked on it for about 1 1/2 hours and then left it unfinished. Today the rain was pouring down so I went out to the Studio to putter. This painting was still sitting there, so I mixed up a few colors and spent about an hour finishing it up.
|Silver Teapot 9" x 12" oil on canvas panel.|