Valley

Watercolor, 8.5×11 Before I started oil painting, I did a lot of watercolor. Since I’ve switched mediums, I’ve wondered a lot about using watercolor techniques for oil, and oil techniques for watercolor. This is one piece in which I’ve used some oil painting techniques for watercolor. I like the bold and bright colors and theContinue reading “Valley”

Surf

Oil on Canvas 2.5×3.5 inches These two shots don’t represent the colors as well as the first, but they are good examples of how different lighting can give a painting different moods. On the left is normal overhead lighting. It transforms the painting into a more distant longing – a horizon is present about two-thirdsContinue reading “Surf”

Chocolate Cake

I’ve said it before. I am impatient*. This has many effects on my daily life, from general clumsiness to burning my tongue on something hot (but delicious). Because of my impatience, I have never mastered the art of frosting a cake. I like to frost it as soon as possible when it comes out ofContinue reading “Chocolate Cake”

My First (Oil) Painting

The title may speak for itself, but I just thought I’d add: I had no idea what I was doing. I had some brushes, some paint, and some canvas. I had Bob Ross on Netflix in front of me, and I thought I was going to be a pro (like Bob) right out of theContinue reading “My First (Oil) Painting”

Ponder in Layers

I’m not a patient person. I like to see results. So waiting for a layer of paint to dry before doing the next is not something I jumped into doing. I like the wet on wet style of getting it all in. But that has it’s draw-backs – I get a lot of muddy colors.Continue reading “Ponder in Layers”