Painting 33/100 of my #100meadowsproject . I took my mom and dad for a ride to see Dad's corn being harvested. Dad hires out the work now but loves to be right in the middle of it all still. #oilpainting#cornharvest
Sketch 32/100 of my #100meadowsproject . I used leftover paint on my palette and diluted it down with Gamsol to create a paper stain of sorts. The oil paper absorbs so much more than canvas I've found. You can see a lot of the toned paper if you look closely. #oilpainting
Reposted because my sketch didn't match the photo. Sketch 31/100 of #100meadowsproject . These last two paintings were done on zero creativity. I was dealing some issues with my mom and was just zapped. Pushing through is part of keeping at it though.
We came home from a day trip and husband said come look at this pretty purple coloring of this tree out back. I said that's SMOKE you dingus and we ran out to the woods! Lightening struck and tore a strip off this tree and started a little fire. Luckily it's wet enough that it won't spread to other trees and we expect another storm tonight. You can bet our dog Charlie probably hit the roof with that noise.
I was recently asked what draws me to study a particular artist. I think a few of the lines from these words by Richard Schmid really sum it up for me. He says ,"In a sense every work you do is a self portrait because your painting reveals more about you than your subject. Your experience of something, not the something itself, is the true underlying subject of every work you do." So I find that I might be drawn to a particular style of art at first but it's always the artist's connections to their environment that win me over. You can't help but feel an emotional connection to a piece of work when you know the artist created it right in their surroundings and that there is a story to go along with it. Like Wyeth and his country scenes, Van Gogh and his sunflowers, Berthe Morisot and her paintings of her daughter, Joan Eardley and her Scottish landscapes, the Impressionists and all of their plein air landscapes..and the list goes on. And this is why I also paint close to home. I have a story to tell through my art. Thoughts for today. #richardschmid
Last appointments with my folks for a while and I even made it back home without a town headache. I'm behind on my painting so #100meadowsproject here I come. Our Gator is in the shop so I may even be backpacking it tomorrow on foot to do some plein air painting. And by backpacking it I mean putting my backpack on and walking about 50 feet til I'm in the woods if I want to stop right there. Let's not get carried away people, with 25 pounds of art supplies in tow. #pleinairpainting#edgeprogear
Today in my shop I'm offering my lowest price yet on a batch of vintage Flamenco watercolor palettes, featuring 18 full size pans. You fill them with tube watercolors so that your palette is customized to your liking. Swipe to see a sample of one of my wonderfully messy palettes. Shop link in profile.
Trying to narrow a consistent, limited color palette down for my oils is quite a challenge. There are so many beautiful colors to be mixed. It's tempting to want to add more. #oilpainting#edgeprogear#palette
Recently I was asked if I had a favorite from my #100meadowsproject . I could narrow it down to these four but I really love each and every painting I've done for various reasons. Some similarities with these 4 are that they are some of my favorite meadows so that makes them extra special....the skies have a fun swooping stroke of texture....there are areas of diluted, flat paint in the grassy areas....there is a calmness to these 4....and the color palette is more muted than what the actual scene portrays. Comparing them to some Impressionists paintings I love, these come the closest to that style also. So what's to come with the next 25? I'm looking to use more painterly brushstrokes, experiment with some abstracted landscapes, use a more neutral Fall color palette, and work more on quick plein air sketches. Thank you for following along, it's been sharing with all of you. #oilpainting
Enjoying an afternoon with the family out in the timber. Burning a big brush pile, raking up walnut piles, a little watercolor sketching, snacks of celery & peanut butter and shooting a little trap. #takeitoutside#outdoorliving
I took the first 25 paintings of my #100meadowsproject off the chalkboard. Am taking the time to make some notes on the back of each painting. What new method I tried, my successes and failures, any artist's that I referred to....am already so glad I committed to this project. If you are serious about making art, I find you have to commit almost daily to see progress. I'm definitely enjoying the process. #doitfortheprocess#practiceisart