Monday, November 17, 2008

The boats of Nessebar

My first oil painting for the last seven- eight years is finally done.It took me quite a while.It takes forever for the oil paints to get dry.I wish I had a bigger studio to be able to work in oils more often because it is fun.I still can do one at a time but it will take my whole work area.
I hope my friend will like her painting.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Down The Root River

This is my newest one in acrylics.I used my own reference photo from my bike rides in the summer.I hope I caught the mood of the bright hot summer day.The painting is completed with Daler and Rowney acrylics on stretched canvas size 8x10.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Work In Progress

Today I put some more hours on this oil painting.I was so carried away that I even forgot to eat lunch.I can not deny there was a moment of struggle with the oil paints but I also enjoyed them very much.The painting is almost done.It needs a couple of fine details and i have to fix the sky bacause I smudged it when doing the houses.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Christmas Project

I painted this yesterday as a project for my Christmas cards.I will take the painting to a print shop as I don't own a printer yet.
I painted it on a 9x12 piece of Strathmore watercolor paper with Prang pan watercolors.
I used a reference photo of my daughter with Santa from last year.The resemblance is kind of off but I did not try very hard to achieve that.I think in this case the mood is more important.
I hope you like it.