Thursday, February 25, 2010

What I Did in Class, etc.

"Prison Fish" 8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas
So I tried another fish from G's collection of amazing underwater pics. I'm not as happy with it as I am the Moorish Idol. I think that the lighting came out good, but it's missing something. I'm considering making the fish bigger to have them fill the painting more. Hazel thinks I should add some more species to show that there are more fish in the sea...we'll see. I'll come back to it later.
I've decorated another one of the wood's not done yet, I think I'll add some more interest to the main flower.
"Barnacles" 8"x10" Acrylic on Canvas
This one I did back in December. It was intended as a quick, fun experiment with color that ended up being a 5 hour long study in barnacles. I might scan the photo so that you can see that I didn't just make it all up...just the saturation. It's based on a picture I took of tide pools in Seaside, OR.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Catch Up

So, to start, I've decorated one of the wood medallions that I was working on the other day and I quite like it.
I also realized that I've never posted the animals that I've been making for G. I started them a little over a year ago and I've been adding to them ever since. Now there are 5. They are all 4"x4", so you're seeing them about life-size:
White Nosed Rhino, 1/16/2010

Lion 1/16/2009

Zebras 12/25/2009

Flamingos 2/14/2010

Elephants 12/25/2010

And one more:
I find that no matter how much fiddling I do in Gimp, if I take a picture of a painting inside, I can't get the colors right. It turns out that it comes out much better if I take it outside. So, taking advantage of the sunshine today, I redid the Moorish Idol, this is more what it actually looks like.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Fine and Dandy, 12"x24" Acrylic and Pretty Things
Class Monday was cancelled due to baaad weather. Which made me grumpy. But I did get some design work done and I did finish this painting. Finally. It's a little busier than I intended, but I couldn't help sort of needed it. Anyhow, I'm pretty happy with it, hence the doneness. Now to remake the red-haired girl so that I can be done with her too...