Thursday, November 20, 2014
ASSEMBLA DE DIOS (Assembly of God Church, Truchas, New Mexico) - 40"x40" Original Oil, unframed. Completed 11/20/14. Note: I rented the small adobe house to the left of the church from my friend, Susie Romero, and it was my studio once upon a time. Click here to Preview/Purchase.
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Friday, November 07, 2014
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
ASSEMBLA DE DIOS (Truchas, New Mexico) - 40"x40" Work in Progress (Underpainting). Almost all colors are mixed with Winsor-Newton Underpainting White. Note: Am testing this new white - doesn't dry as fast as Grumbacher MG. Sky: Thalo Blue, Thalo Green. Trees and Grasses: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red, Burnt Sienna, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque and Yellow Ochre.
Monday, November 03, 2014
CREATING A PORTABLE WORK STATION - I am an easel painter and I need a comfortable and easy set up for my palette and tubes of paint. I have a stationary taboret where I keep my additional supplies of paints and brushes. This steel utility cart (purchased through Amazon) can follow me all over the studio and this set up works perfectly. This arrangement is great for part-time painters who can't keep a permanent set-up - you can put a cover over your palette and tuck the cart in a corner or closet. Remember: It is much more efficient to have your colors set out where you can use them at any time - that way you don't have to wait to be inspired, you can just put on some salsa music and paint, paint, paint!
Saturday, November 01, 2014
LAS NUBES DE TRUCHAS - 12"x44" Work in Progress (Underpainting) - Original Oil on Belgian Linen. All colors mixed with Winsor Newton Underpainting White and Turpentine -Clouds: some Naples Yellow Light. Payne's Grey for darker areas. Sky: Cobalt Blue, some Thalo Blue and Thalo Green. Foreground: Olive Green, Chrome Oxide Green Opaque, Yellow Ochre and Mars Orange. Stand of Oaks: Mars Orange and Cadmium Red.