April 2, 2017

My daily painting is a white canoe.  After reading Patti Mollica's book, Color Theory, I'm trying to use more interesting colors in my paintings besides the natural ones.  In this painting, I used deep purple for the shadow areas and went from there.   

April 1, 2017

Chickadee #4 (6" x 6")

Another bird daily painting.   I use a paintbrush and pallet knife.  I love using a pallet knife to stay loose.

March 30, 2017

Well I took another crack at the rabbit today.  The first painting (below left), I was not happy with. I started off with pretty pinks and purples, then before I knew it, I was adding another layer of paint and muddied it up.  This is one bad habit I hope I break with these daily paintings.  I know I do it.... So.... I painted another one (thinking I would do better the second time).  Needless to say, I'm not happy with either one but I'm going to post them here so I will have them as a reference later.  

March 30, 2017

I'm trying to get back into "Daily Painting".  The concept is to paint small and fast (one hour max.) and often.  By doing this, I'm not bogged down by perfectionism.  It also helps the artist learn about composition, color, paint application and value.  It's a learning process and fun!

Since Easter is around the corner, I thought I'd try to paint a bunny rabbit.  I found a picture on the internet and marked off a 6x6 inch area on loose canvas. 

It turned out better than I thought BUT my rabbit looks more like a guinea pig to me.   

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