Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cluck Cluck Chicken

11.5x10 acrylics collage on gessoed 140 lb watercolor paper done last week in Bob Burridge's Lubbock TX workshop.  Bob showed us how to peel off the dried acrylic 'skins' from out plastic sheeting palette and collage onto the support.  No drawing was done.  In fact no drawing was done all week, only brush work.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cabernet Time

13x10 acrylics on 140 lb Saunders cold press watercolor paper done last week while in Bob Burridge's Lubbock class.  The instruction was on painting glass, reflections, and bounce light with few strokes of large brushes.  A 1.5" brush was used with this image of red wine.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Onions and Garlic

9x12 watercolor on Canson 140 lb cold press paper sketched yesterday in under 10 minutes then painted in 45 minutes for this interesting still life. Love to cook with both these vegetables so was a thrill to paint them together.  This was featured on this weekend's drawing event on WetCanvas.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Three Longhorns

5x7.5 watercolor and ink line (Micron 01 pen) on Moleskine sketchbook for watercolor done this weekend from some of my longhorn photos.  I needed a little break from working with acrylics all week.  Image is
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Clouds Ocean Trees Landscape

10x22.5 acrylics on gessoed watercolor paper painted this week on Tuesday during Bob Burridge's acrylic workshop in Lubbock, TX.  An imaginary scene, I've done the foreground in dark silhouette framed by light and stormy clouds and pale orange underglow.  The entire paper was painted first using a mixed orange tone.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Red Fat Pear

11x7.5 acrylics on gessoed watercolor paper done on first day of Bob Burridge's class Monday of this week.  Based on a value study this pear radiates heat with its warm colors.
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Playful Labs

5.5x8.5 watercolor and ink line (Pigma Micron 01 pen) on Masters paper done last weekend for a WetCanvas event.  Photo ref of the dogs courtesy of EP.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Red Roses Bouquet

11x7.5 acrylics painted yesterday while in Bob Burridge's class, an exercise in negative painting.  Using a gessoed support of watercolor paper that had random color marks all over it from leftover paint, the vase was painted around then imaginary blooms and the table.  Flower areas began with a red rose shape upper left as point of interest, larger and brighter.  Parts of the original paper show through if you look closely at the vase and the bouquet itself.  On Bob's color wheel, red was selected as the main interest point while turquoise blue is dominant hue.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Green Pear

11x7.5 acrylic on gessoed watercolor paper, the color glazed same one I posted here yesterday.  It has a thin film of dilute pigment applied all over with a wadded up paper towel dipped in yellow-green Liquitex paint.  Touches of fluorescent pink was applied today for warm accents.  Brush only; no pencil drawing.
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Monday, October 9, 2017

Black and White Pear values

11x7.5 acrylics on gessoed Fabriano 140 lb hot press paper done this morning in Bob Burridge's Lubbock workshop.  This was the second one we did as first was a round ball showing direction of light source, shadow side, and cast shadow as is shown here.  Later we took a damp paper towel and rubbed a transparent color glaze over it.  Sponsored by the West Texas Watercolor Society the class is held at the Ashmore Inn there.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Black and Green Thistle

5x7 alcohol inks on Yupo synthetic paper, a demo done during September's ink class.  I was showing the students how to begin with light colored inks first and end with the darkest ones last.  If not, mud can result.  The round droplet areas made by scattering 91% alcohol drops onto the dried ink.
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Ecuadorian Dancers

22x30 mixed media on Arches 140 lb hot press paper done today in a timed WetCanvas event.  Participants had two hours to complete a painting and the challenge from host Susan was to work larger than you usually do.  Media consisted of watercolor, oil pastels, white gel pen, and Montana acrylic markers.  Background is a mix of palette colors that formed a neutral grey brown.
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Pink Thorns

6x4 alcohol inks done a few days ago using only three colors, canned air, and blotting excess ink with a tissue.  This wildflower looked thorny to me, hence the title.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Sorrel Horse

11x14 watercolor vignette on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper done yesterday of a rodeo horse fellow artist Maria found.  In her reference only the horse's head was shown, so I have added his neck, mane, ears and hackamore rope.  His coat was painted with a limited palette of quinacridone burnt orange, quinacridone gold, burnt sienna, and ultramarine blue.This image is featured in current Southwest/Western forum on monthly challenge. 
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Red & Pink Cotton Candy ~ abstract floral

8x6 alcohol inks on white foamcore board done last month as one of the class demos.  This is made with three or four colors of two warms and two cools.
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