Thursday, October 30, 2014

French Village

12 x 16 oil on canvas panel

I've been working on this for a couple of sessions and I'm not sure I'm completely through with it.  There were more people in the street and I had to take a little creative license in places.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Another Smoker - Complete

12 x 16 oil on canvas board

This is one I started on last week and just got around to finishing today.  I tried to use the palette knife some in this one; still not comfortable with it using it though.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Smoker - 1st session

12 x 16 oil on canvas

I didn't have much time to work on this one today so it is very rough and the photo has a lot of glare on it.  I tried for an abstract rendering but ending up painting in features, etc.   I can really tell a difference when painting on linen.  I am totally out of linen canvases and am using a supply of cotton canvases that I have.  I miss the linen - need to order some more!  There is a HUGE difference to how the paint moves around.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rankin County Railroad - Final

 12 x 16 oil  on hardboard

Sometimes I just can't leave a painting alone.  I keep going back and re-doing over and over.  It bothered me that Rankin County Railroad didn't "read" as a railroad but I couldn't get the rails to look right....  I re-worked today and am much happier with the look of it since it looks more like a railroad now.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Head Study

6 x 6 oil on canvas panel

Just practicing and playing today....had a small toned canvas board and saw this photo in newspaper and thought I'd give it a try.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Rankin County Railroad

12 x 16 oil on wood panel

Thought I would try this for today.....tried painting in the rails but ended up looking like individually painted teeth on a portrait and painted them out with just a suggestion instead.