Wednesday, October 28, 2009

55 Mercury Finished

Well it is finally finished and I am ready to move on. I was working on several things at once so it took me quite awhile. Tonight I worked on the highlights and the fine details.
My favorite part is the side mirror.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Down to the final steps (55 Mercury)

One more sitting and it should be finished. I have to now work on the details(Number plates and car window drivers side and I am declaring it done.
As you can see I worked on the shadows and highlights on Sunday evening.
I am ready to get into some winter scenes but winter itself can stay away until Christmas!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

55 Mercury Step 5

Only another evening to go!!! I've deepened the background, added some shadows and removed the masking from the highlights. I have to put the shadow under the car to bring it forward and add the details. Perhaps pump up that front tire and truely give it its markings.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Commissioned House finished

Finished my house commission by putting in the details and the large tree on the left.
Unfortunately I find some paintings look better than they photograph.
I do not find this photo really does this painting justice.
I am especially pleased with the sky which does not show up well.
Hopefully the owner will like it when she sees it!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Quiet Canal

This is another of my Meditteranean Moments series.
It was rare to find an empty canal in venice that had only boats with no people in them.
I loved the color of the buildings reflected in the dark merky water.
This painting is 10x14 framed 18x22 and priced at $625.

Commisioned house (step2)

After the initial (step1) I felt the house was not sitting properly in the composition it was determined the lens distortion in my photograph must have been throwing it off so an adjustment was made to the horizon line. Step two included adding more color to all elements and using a ground sea salt technique to give some texture to the gravel driveway.
Not much leftto do but the details and the large tree that stands on the left side of the house.
I presently have to finish paintings for Saint Davids Art Show on Oct.23&24 then I can finish this house

Commission House (step 1)

Step one included an overall light fill in of colorto get the general layout for the painting and to check the composition.

55 Mercury (Step 4)

I have added more sennilier red to the car as well as starting some of the shadow colors and the background.