Skip to main content

Sunflower Seeder

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board

First, let me say how sorry I am for my fellow New Yorkers downstate who got slammed by Sandy.  Next, my heart turns to those others living in the states on the Eastern Seaboard who also got slammed. 
 I wasn't sure what to expect where I live, because of the wide swath of this storm, so I went out yesterday shopping for things like lots of bottled water, batteries, even two new flashlights.
My biggest worry was the wind and the 4 acres of trees that live here with me.  Some pretty close to the house.  I could just see in my mind one of those trees falling on the house.  But the Lord was good to our trees, they endured and we in this house did well.
All night long we had wind and even now as I write this, I can hear wind.  My little feeding station is being temporally ignored by my feathered babies.  They must be taking cover still.  This piece is painted from a photo a took last week.  I scraped off the first attempt.  I'm pleased with this painting.
Right now, it's hard to believe the sun will shine again, but it's due for the weekend.  In the meantime, I'm still honkering down.  I have my studio for solace and plan on painting all day today!


Popular posts from this blog

Piglet Oil Painting, "Hay Maze" by Brande Arno

The finished "Hay Maze"  Piglet Art
I truly love how this piece came out.  I've been amazed at the pure color and beautiful brushwork of Angela Moulton's paintings. Every time I see her latest collection on YouTube, I am awestruck at how pure the background color is.  So I wanted to try my hand at upping background color value in my work.   Below is how I started:
Hay Maze Start Here, I establish the main layout and gesture of this piglet's face.  I'm striving for something that looks painterly, yet would bring a smile to the face of the viewer, so this stage is important.  Also, color values on the pig are being set. Hay Maze about halfway This is where I put that rich background color in.  Notice some neutral colors in with the bright.  I wouldn't want all bright green here as it would be like all caps when texting.  I'll re-post the final Hay Maze below:

Lots of changes from the halfway point,  I added shadows in the hay and a little here and there.  …

Bloomfield Shack in September

5 x 5 inches, Oil on Gessoboard
I've painted this many times and every time I drive by the actual shack, I have to stop and look/take more pictures to work from.  It's hard to admit that one smaller shack could inspire me so much.

Over the Moon Possum

4 x 4 inches, Oil on Gessoboard - Click to Bid This piece was painted for the October Creatures of the Night, Nibblesfest Art Contest, or NFAC.  The bidding starts at just .99 cents and is through ebay.  Ends October 27.  Good luck!