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Created by Hope – Hum Series

Getting ready to ship three of my Hum Series paintings to an upcoming art event by Hope Women’s Center in AZ:

Created By Hope is a collaborative exhibit of naïve and professional art to support at-risk women and teen girls and is the 2012 premier fundraising event to further the mission and vision of Hope Women’s Center.

Saturday, November 10th, 7-9pm
Redemption Church
1820 West Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233
The Commons

Stop by if you can!

Each of these is roughly 5×7, watercolor and ink on paper:

Paintings: Other

Because I sometimes make miniature teapots and paint on them :).

Each teapot/tea-set: Cone 10 Coleman Porcelain, wheel-thrown, painted with cobalt oxide solution and glazed clear.  April, 2012.

                 

Commission Painting

Just delivered this commission — father and grandfather of my friend Stephanie. She asked me to paint this as a gift for her father. If anyone can tell what make and model the truck is, I’m curious to know. Cars compuzzle me greatly.

I’m told the year is somewhere in the 1950s – 1960s.

Watercolor and ink, 8″x10″, April 2012.

Commission Painting – Window

Documenting my next commission painting. View from a Window. Oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″ (about two-thirds of a doorway). Mediocre photography by me :-P.

The lines are completely straight, I promise, though they look bowed and tilted in the photo. I finished it and sent it to its new home a few weeks ago.

Preliminary watercolor sketches:

Detail:

Distance is already a challenge for me. In fact, that landscape a couple posts ago was a bit of distance-practice while working on this commission. Gonna keep trying :).

Finished Landscape

Calling it finished. I added more detail in the foreground, amongst the shrubberies, and glazed over the darker areas with some alizarin crimson. I tried to build up a simple foreground/mid-ground/background, but they’re not as distinct from each other as I would like. Have a look at the previous post for in progress photos. I welcome all the feedback :).

In Progress: Landscape Painting

Lately I’ve been getting requests for landscape paintings, but they’re tough for me. Conveying distance and deep space isn’t easy. Time to practice. Here are some in-progress photos of my current attempt. It’s not yet finished; I’ll post the final version soon. -oil on canvas.

Step 1 – Horizon
Step 2
Step 3 – more blue
Step 4 – some ochre, some umber
Step 5 – some pthalo blue (to create green) and a touch of red
Step 6 – some details
I need to study up more on painters like Joseph Mallord William Turner, in whose paintings you can see for miles: ^ this is one of his watercolor landscapes.