Posts Tagged ‘painting’
Posted by resonanteye on 03/26/2013
Posted by resonanteye on 12/04/2012
Watercolor rose on 300lb arches coldpress. The red is so fun to paint- I have a really vibrant tone that’s very lightfast, archival. I love using it.
This painting is for sale, too!
Haven’t had anything for sale for a while, figured it was about time.
Posted by resonanteye on 04/12/2012
Sometimes I want to just play with paint. I have a tendency to overwork things if I let myself, so I will be fiddling with a few abstract paintings here soon.
Landscapes come close to this for me- but I am still struggling with the fear of color. I get worried about using too-bright colors, I want to capture what I actually saw, not make something unreal. I tend to underdo the color I think. With tattoo-related paintings it’s the opposite- I tend to get too colorful and end up with a rainbow instead of a solemn painting!
I have a feeling that if I do a few abstract pieces it may help me break through this hesitation and go bigger and wilder with my color choices in standard landscapes. Which I think they really need.
I know a lot of people buy paintings because they’re not too bright or overdone. But I want to get a little more extravagant. I’ve done a lot of abstract photographs, so my mind can work in that direction pretty easily. It’s just a matter of sitting down to do it.
Also, I rolled my ankle last night, pretty badly. So I’m stuck in the house anyway. It’s been a few months of being stuck indoors now, and I am sick of it!
Posted by resonanteye on 02/24/2012
I remember storm clouds layered in the sky, and a glint of sun as it set, from behind the rocks. So I painted over the first, and proceeded to work from sketch and memory instead of a photo.
With all the grey, and violet- I think it captures that day, that cold feeling of the end of winter on the coast, much better.
I do a lot of coast hiking and collecting and spend most of my time there in winter, which sounds cold and uninviting but is the best time there. The Oregon coast gives up its secrets and its treasures during the winter storms, and low tide after a windy high-hell day is the very best time to be there.
You do have to bundle up. I wear a fleece hoody under a thick overcoat. If you wear a windbreaker it helps, as well as a balaclava and some mittens. I use the flip-over hobo mittens so that I can handle delicate finds and sketch, even while staying warm.
A thermos full of hot broth helps a lot too.
Low tide. Done from plein aire sketches on site last year in march.
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Posted by resonanteye on 02/06/2012
I think I want to warm up more. I’m also cutting out the high cad yellows. And cad red. Also, here’s some sheep I painted yesterday.