This challenge is to premix color and paint one object at a time. I’m going to look into some acrylic mediums this week and do this one again. My little acrylic puddles dried too quickly to last through each object, so some retarder or other medium may be just the thing. Thanks to Robin Rosenthal for this challenge at Daily Paintworks.
This is a commission I painted today from a photo. It is 11×14 inches, acrylic on stretched canvas. He is such a handsome dog and I loved painting him!
This still life is 5×7 inches, acrylic on canvas. It will be auctioned at Daily Paintworks beginning February 12 for one week.
I love capturing the expressions on dogs and am trying to go further into abstracting them. I’ll keep going with this from time to time. How to abstract a curly, soft haired dog? Without it turning into a cartoon? That is a challenge—I will try just making bigger shapes for light and dark next time. For now, I think he’s awfully cute.
This week’s Daily Paintwork’s challenge is a one stroke challenge, meaning put down one stroke of color, then move on to a different color/value. Most important is getting the value correct. It was a challenge at first to not settle into a color I liked and keep going with it for a bit. I loved this challenge and learned a lot from it. Here’s a photo of my still life set up as well as the painting. It is 5×7 inch acrylic on watercolor paper, beginning auction at DPW Feb. 4 for one week, if you’d like to bid:
I’m still intrigued with getting an interesting snow painting. This week’s Daily Paintworks challenge is to paint snow. This painting was done from a photo I took last week just as snow was imminent. The photo was basically all grey and the houses were pretty dull, too. I wanted to add color without taking away the snowy atmosphere. Mostly, I brightened everything with some more color than it appeared was there. I’m happy with this snow scene.It’s being auctioned at DPW. If you are interested, here’s the link:
Here’s a painting of a St. Bernard I did in acrylic on 11×14 inch gessoboard. It is a rather loose impression.
For this week’s Daily Paintworks challenge I painted a landscape with snow. Without sun, on close observation, there was still a glow on the snow and it had color in it. Mostly, the sky was gray and the sun was hiding and not casting shadows. This painting is 8×10 acrylic on stretched canvas, available at auction at DPW here: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/christine-parker/dpw-snow-challenge/196685
My son took the photo of this scene while he was in Chile a few years ago. It is an 8×8 inch acrylic on paper original painting and is available for auction at Daily Paintworks. If you’re interested in purchasing it, here’s the link:
This is another go at the Daily Paintworks challenge this week to use a black and white photo of Max the cat and paint it in any colors using the correct values. It is a 5×7 acrylic on paper.