Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Painting Demo of a Peach


Peach No. 4
8x10 
oil painting






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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Painting Demo of an Apple


5x7
oil painting





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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Making Time for Art



We are all so busy everyday it is hard to make time for the things that really matter. I run each morning this is important for my physical health and my mental heath. I do it it ,is a habit that make me feel good.

Art is the same way, I make time to paint. It is also a habit that makes me feel good. There are so many things we must do that we sometimes forget the things we love to do.

I know if I am to move forward in my art I must push myself hard. It's like getting ready to run a marathon you must run everyday and push yourself just a little harder. 







Round Bails of Hay No 4
8x10
oil painting

Flying Gull
8x10
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Carnation
10x8
oil painting

Cow No. 14
10x8

Sea of Sail No. 2
11x14x3/4
oil painting



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Monday, February 11, 2019

Review of Duck Brand Making Tape


I just bought 4 roll of Duck Brand general purpose making tape. I use  a lot of in making my art work. Well DO NOT BUY this brand. it will not even stick to paper. So it's off to Lowes to see if they carry something that will at least stick to a sheet of watercolor paper.





I had pressed it back down on the paper for the photo but it popped right off again after a few minutes. So artist do not waste your hard earned cash on this product.


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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Last tomato painting demo

This has nothing to do with making good paintings, and everything to do with the act of painting itself. But making a good one is so sweet!

I think it is very important to connect with people to let them know who you are and how you work.
I am bad at doing this. I'm not sure why as artist we skip the things that can push us ahead and make us better artist by being better communicators .

If you have never made a You Tube video this is the easiest way. just take pictures as you paint add captions and music. If you are really good at editing you can put a camera up and talk while you paint. I personally forget to talk. That is very strange because I am normally such a chatter box but in the studio there is just me and my cat so I forget to talk.




I was just asked "What is local  color"? That is a great question.

In painting, local color is the natural color of an object unmodified by adding unrealistic light and shadow or any other distortion.  So I start with a basic red then add the darker red and high lights.

The color that the eye observes is altered by lighting conditions such as time of day or the surrounding environment. Local color is best seen on a matte surface, due to it not being reflected, and therefore distorted.


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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Believe in yourself, and stay motivated as an artist


Thoughts:

Do you think it's possible to do what you love, make money from it, and stay motivated continuously?

Hummm, I have ways to keep me going to think outside the box so staying motivated  not so mush of a problem.

Make money , gee whiz that would be really great. But that harder for me then staying motivated.

Love what I do? It doesn't get any better for me I love this life.

Did you answer yes to all of those questions?

If not here are a few ways to get the juice going.

You must believe in your work and your product. If you don’t, you won’t have the enthusiasm to create; to share, and to sell with gusto.

We’re all at different points on our own, unique line. This is why we need to see ourselves as a work in progress.

Start with, "What do you love doing?" "Where does your heart lie?" "Which of these is calling to you?"






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Friday, July 13, 2018

Unfinished Work



100 Candles
9x12
watercolor

About this painting: If you are an artist, you most likely have a pile of unfinished pieces of art in your studio. If you are lucky it is only one pile.Sometimes you get sidetracked into something and just forget to return to the work or maybe the muse just leaves you and you wait putting it aside thinking the spark will return.  I started this painting a few years ago. I had a family member who had a Halloween birthday and was turning 90 at the time and it got me thinking of candles and pumpkins and lots of fun things. So I finally finished the painting and it is a fun one.

If you are like me and have some unfinished work in your studio take a look with a fresh eye and finish one today. Send me a link and I will post it.

Thanks
Delilah


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