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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My color efficient idea!

I am trying to not necessarily make my work easier lately, but more efficient, so I am testing different ways to accomplish that.  This week I wanted to try working on more than one painting at once using the same exact piles of paint!  Usually I have 3-4 paintings going all at once, ALL using a different color palette!  I don't really have enough space to keep that much paint mixed and "wet" for long periods of time, so inevitably I will let one (or 2) paintings wait too long and the paint dries up and goes to waste. is the result of my "2 for 1".  Aren't the colors yummy?!

"Mountain Spring in Spring"
14x11, oil on canvas

"Cherry Float"
24x24, oil on canvas

Friday, April 12, 2013

Wave Series!

I finally did something I've said I was going to do for a long time - work on similar paintings, different sizes, all at the same time!  When I finish one I like, I always have intentions of going back and doing a different size or shape but it never happens.  Or if I do try, I have long since forgotten the colors I used to mix the paint, or the way I held the brush or knife to get a certain stroke......the two larger ones in this group are actually similar in size, but one is long (15x30) and the other more upright (18x24), and then I threw a baby one in (6x6) just for fun!

"Wave Series I"
15x30, oil on canvas

"Wave Series II"
18x24, oil on canvas
"Wave Series III"
6x6, oil on panel