Sheila, I'm so glad that you posted the beautiful painting of the apple peeler here. I really enjoy studying it. The gears and rusty metal on the apple peeler look great. The wood grain of the table is very nice. I love the apples and the reflection of one on the shiny black bowl The dark background causes the light fruit to stand out very well. I like that you used the full range of values and that the objects are casting really dark shadows. This is an excellent painting and I suspect that it has received many awards. If not, it should have.
Dave, it's so good to hear from you and I look forward to seeing your sky/cloud paintings. I think you can post painting shere that you plan to put in a show. I posted paintings both in progress and completed in the Wet Canvas Oil Pastel forum and then later entered them in the Oil Pastel Society Online Show. Some people have posted work in this forum that they posted in the same online show. Actually, we don't have that many viewers and it wouldn't get very much exposure. I also am do some dramatic sky studies and would enjoy seeing yours.
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Dave- Hi there! Glad you dropped in again and glad to know that you are busy painting and aiming to stage a one person show. That is a good thing to get an exposure. I have never done a one person show, some of my artist friends have done that. I am having three of my miniature oil paintings in a juried show this weekend, Sunday Jan. 15th though Feb. 5th. Since it is my first juried show I am very excited . It is a grand exhibition of the Thirty -seventh International arts show featuring about 700 arts pieces from all over the world. There will be a cocktail reception for artists on Saturday the 14th in the evening and an Awards brunch on Sunday 15th from 9.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. After that the show will start from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday and go on until Feb. 5th.
Sound like you are leery about posting your work here before the show. What I have done is I posted some of my WIP work here so people can have a glint of my work prior to the show so they will have some ideas of what I am doing. I don't have any idea about etiquette or what but after this I will send my works to other shows to establish my circle so they will be circulating around at least for a year and a half before they will come back to me if they don't get sold first.
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Thanks all for the warm return wishes. I've decided to post a few of the paintings that I've been working on. I know Hal had posted several and was worried about hogging the space. Well, I guess it's my turn to hog some space and play catch up. :-) I've picked 3 to show progression. I'll get these posted then try and do comments on previous posts.
All of these were based on photo's either I or my brother took. Some are WV, some are Georgia. I have a couple that show Day 1 and then the follow up/finish session result. I can tell that starting out I was painting more literally, and as I progressed, I'm less concerned about that, and more concerned about the the mood, playing with light and color more. This was #2 in my series. 18x24 Oil on stretched canvas:
This is #5. Still more literal in color and light. 18x24 Oil on Stretched canvas
This is # 10, called Sunny Over Suwanee. I used Alkyd Oils (faster drying) on this one, and was more expressive. First one is Day 1, second is day 2 and finsh. 20x24 Stretched canvas Alkyd oils (day 1) and then regular Oils to finish.
I've just finished #11, but that can wait till later. Enjoy and as always, free free to comment.
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Dave, don't worry about hogging up space. That's what the space is for and I am delighted to have the opportunity to view your work. It's easy to see how you have loosened up although I must say that I really like the first one you posted (#2). It has great colors with nice diagonals and movement. I love the areas where the sun is peeking through the clouds.
#5 is an interesting night sky that also has great movement. # 10 is much more loose and has beautiful colors and so is #11. The bit of foliage extending into the painting on the right looks good and gives it depth. I really like both of them.
The first two, #2 and #5, are night skies so the tiny bit of landscape would be dark with no values as you painted them. But the last two, #10 and #11, are day skies and I wonder if the fence and the buildings would benefit from some darks and lights. They seem to appear flat.
Thanks for sharing. Please do hog us some more space whenever you can. Your skies are beautiful.
Marsha: Your sketches are fantastic - I especially like the quick studies of towels and the sleave. I find cloth a challenge. The folds make such interesting shadows.
Dave: Awesome clouds - I would be very interested in seeing more. Love what you did with color, depth, and dimension.
Sam: That apple peeler was so much fun to paint. I'm glad you liked it. I haven't entered it in any shows, as of yet, but hope to.
Speaking of shows - Dave, where is your show going to be held?
Well my family has flew the coop and we had a nice visit, now mother hen can go back to sitting on her nest....
Sheila - your apple peeler is fantastic. I love the colors, so rich and warm, my favorite shades of browns.
Fred - very nice clouds, and on large canvas. It will make you feel like you are actually driving down the highway and looking out the window. Good luck with your show.
Thank you for the nice compliments on the cloth folds.
I hope my pencils arrive today.... keeping my fingers crossed. After redoing the sketch of the curly one in the Challenge, I am anxious to draw him in color.
Today my husband has his eye appointment. He has glaucoma and his sight is diminishing rather quickly.
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Dave- Beautiful skies, one after another. These will make a nice show. I agreed with Sammy that the buildings in the last two paintings might benefit from light and dark even though the photos might not show or if they were painted Plein Air in the mid day sunlight that there were no shadows and no light and dark. Let us know how the show goes.Good luck.
Lots of good words. Thanks. But apparently I was very clear with something, The last two paintings, the ones with the buildings, they are the same painting. I thought I would show a little progression. The first one was the first sitting, basically, under painting and values. The second one is the finished one. Hope that's clearer. I agree, I got the color I wanted on the buildings, but they lack depth. I'll try and come back to it and I should be able to add some glazes to add shadows. Thanks for the comments on it. I'll re-post once I touch it up.
I'm going to go ahead an post another one, It's the latest one, and one of my favorites so far. Oil, 20x24 Stretched Canvas. Enjoy.
As for where the show will be, we're still working that out. I'm a member of the North Gwinnett Arts Association, located in Suwanee Ga. They are helping me line up a show. Several members are currenly showing work, so I'll complete my series and then work myself into the rotation with their help.
Marsha: I really liked the changes you did on the curly one. Can't wait to see what you do with your new pencils. Prayers that your husbands appointment went well.
Dave: Your latest cloud posting is my favorite as well. Exceptional use of color. The reflections, light and shadow are right on.
I get to sub for jr high math today!!! So excited. Last week I taught 4th graders reading and math. After 30 years as a full time jr/sr high science teacher it's great to have the variety. I really like that I can still teach and not have all to deal with all the "stuff".
Marsha, I'm so sorry to hear about your hubby's vision problems. I hope that all went well with his doctor visit yesterday.
Dave, I see why the last sky painting that you posted is your favorite. It's mine as well. Beautiful colors and lots of drama. You have become an expert sky painter.
Thank you for pointing out that what I mistook for a fence in your previously posted paintings was actually the underpainting for the buildings to come. It is interesting to see how you developed the sky in that one.
The sun was just coming up during my morning walk today and the sky was beautiful and dramatic. I thought of you, Dave. I was wishing that I had my camera with me to get some shots of it. You are an inspiration.
Dave - This is a beautiful painting of clouds. I can see the storm brewing the colors are awsome. you captured the fluffy. and added the high light cloud cover as well. Great Job! Good luck at your show.
I have to apologize, I got your name wrong in an earlier post.