Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Counter at Brent's - Final

12 x 12 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Finished this one today.  I might work on the floor just a bit more but basically I'm calling it complete.  I had to delete a figure and add another.  The first figure just wasn't working.  I didn't want to put a lot of detail in facial features on first one and reference photo was not very good with no contrast at all.  This is a local drugstore with the original soda fountain from back in the 40s or 50s.  It has stayed open continuously and is a popular spot for Jacksonians!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Geranium Re-Do

12 x 12 oil on stretched canvas

I am always re-working old paintings that I discover in the back of my storage closet.  A friend asked for a donation to Catholic Charities and I haven't painted too much lately so I thought of this one.  I drug it out (it had already been framed) and re-worked it eliminating some of the flowers that were on the left side of canvas.  I like it better now.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Counter at Brent's - Session 1

12 x 12 oil on stretched canvas

This is my initial lay-in--still unsure of how to deal with figure on left.  I don't want to put in too much of the features - trying for looseness!  This one will take a while I think.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Long Day

12 x 16 oil on linen

This is from a reference shot I took of my neighbor after she had been on a long business trip.   She had been on the road all day and graciously posed for me.  I tried a little palette knife on this one although I still don't feel comfortable using one.  I love the texture that results though.