Thursday, May 31, 2007
I finished this painting last night while listening to the Red Sox game, very inspiring. They lost to Cleveland but are on a tear right now and are the hottest team in the majors.
On this painting I've altered my working process to fit with my current lifestyle, which is part-time-stay-at-home dad. As a result, it makes more sense for me to work a painting in stages, stealing moments when Max is napping. I did a wet-in-wet painting of the ball over the monochrome underpainting. When that dried, I used glazes of oil color mixed with Liquin to noodle this Baseball to a finish. Liquin is a gel medium that thins the paint and is perfect for making glazes with oils.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I did this under painting of a "Baseball" in a small box using only raw umber and ultramarine blue oil paint. The light is the white of the gessoed wood panel. I simply thinned the paint with gamsol (odorless mineral spirits) and laid it on almost like I would a watercolor, preserving the lights.
This is another study of items I've been placing in a small box for the purpose of capturing dramatic light. The objects seem to emerge from the darkness within the box if I light them correctly. I hope I can keep this spirit when I add color.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Max is napping so I have a few minutes to post this oil painting I finished last night. I just started being a stay-at-home dad three and a half days a week so painting and drawing time will be a little more limited. Not complaining, I'm having the time of my life with my little man.
I'm calling this painting "The Mooring Ball". In this quiet boat sitting by the dock, the mooring ball seems like an after thought. (8x10) Oil on Linen canvas mounted on wood panel. This one is off to the the Art house gallery in Brewster.
I hope you are all well. best, Todd