Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Edge Light

Edge Light Study-51818
oil 5x7

This is the best light I have found to paint the fuzz on the top of my head. Most of the subject is in shadow only a few well-founded edges are in direct light.  Indoors - main light is set up behind the subject, you'll need to use a fill light also, for the shadow side ( refer to my blog Fill Light-51518). 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Feeling in Paintings

KAREN  92118
oil 5x7

The next time you look at portrait or figure painting see if you can find any emotion in it. Karen has sat for me many times over the years, and its very tiring. This is one of those times and it shows, you can see the boredom in her face, but she never complains. Thank you KAREN. 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Makeing small things seen

Copper & Brown Bottle
oil 12x16

Few years ago I did a  brown bottle series, this one of them. The subject doesn't have to be large,  it just has to be well placed and have high contrast in light and dark, or color, or both.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Black Cap

Sunlight Study 51618
oil 5x7

Another study of sunlight which tends to be high key. Blacks look dark gray and usually warm as in the black cap.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Red Chair

Red Chair
oil 12x9

My sister made this rabbit for me after I came home from a hart operation. today is her birthday, Happy Birthday Gail.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Our Flag

Mom's Peppers
oil 6x8

This jar of peppers mom gave me just seem to go with our Flag.

Monday, September 17, 2018

You' ll never know

oil 10x8

Sometimes you get it right on the first try, but even then it seems there is always something to add or adjust and that is usually what makes or breaks the painting, but if you don't try you will NEVER EVER KNOW.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fill Light - 51518

Fill Light - 51518
oil 7x5

Fill light is a  light used to give form to the shadow side of the subject, 
usually set up about 15 feet from the subject, in this case it was a cool light. The main lighting being a warm light. Check it out it's a handy tool.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Back Light #1-51418

Back Light #1-51418
oil 6x8
Portraits used for studies of lighting effects,the face is more interesting to paint then apples and oranges.