Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Break for Deer

The deer were nearby the house all day today. Adam and I enjoyed taking quick breaks from our paintings as one or the other of us would notice them wandering by. I needed a break from studio work this evening so I decided to do a small sketch of the deer as I observed them from the window. I was able to get in a quicko (15 min) study of one of them before it got too dark to see anything.

Deer Study (15 min, oil on tracing paper)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Plein Air Outing

Independence Square- plein air study (oil, 9x12)

Adam and I went painting with the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society last Saturday. We had a great time painting in Independence Square! This is my painting from the day- there's a lot I would still work on if I had had the time before the light changed too much. If I do want to do a larger piece in the future, a plein air study like this would be invaluable as a color reference.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Sneak Peak

Palette and detail of "Studio Window" (tentative title)

This is what my palette and a small section of my painting looked like after today's work. I'm not sure how much of the painting will stay this way- it may look like a completely different piece when I finish with it! The colors in this still life are incredibly inspiring- I won't give too much of a hint as to what the full piece is, but it is predominately blues and greens- a color scheme I haven't used too much for a still life yet.