Thursday, November 20, 2014

ASSEMBLA DE DIOS (Truchas, New Mexico) New 40"x40" Original Oil

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

Studio No. 215 - ASSEMBLA DE DIOS - 40"X40" Work in Progress (The Glazes) - Glazes are transparent and semi-transparent oil colors which I believe add richness and depth to the final painting.  Glazes are mixes with Oil Painting Medium (Recipe will be posted next week).  Trees and Yellow Grasses:  Transparent Gold Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Gold Ochre Deep.  Green Trees and Grasses:  Burnt Sienna and Prussian Blue - with some Chrome Oxide Green Opaque.  Note:  Opaque colors can be thinned to a semi-transparency.   Reddish Grasses:  Burnt Sienna and Alizarin Crimson.

Friday, November 07, 2014

LAS NUBES DE TRUCHAS - 12"x44" Original Oil

LAS NUBES DE TRUCHAS (The Clouds of Truchas, New Mexico) - New 12"x44" Original Oil on Belgian Linen completed 11/7/14.  Preview/Purchase.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

ASSEMBLA DE DIOS - 40"x40" Work in Progress (Underpainting)

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

ON THE EASEL - ASSEMBLA DE DIOS - 40"x40" New Work in Progress

ASSEMBLA DE DIOS (Truchas, New Mexico) - 40"X40" Work in Progress - Basic sketch in Prussian Blue and Burnt Umber.

HOW I PAINT - Creating a Portable Work Station

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

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.