Posts Tagged: colors

Appreciating Where I’ve Been

As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two years, many of which I’d all but forgotten about. Most of these are paintings I hated when I first finished them.

Appreciating Where I’ve Been

As part of my art-organizing and general house-cleaning, I’m still going through old paintings I’ve made in the last two years, many of which I’d all but forgotten about. Most of these are paintings I hated when I first finished them.

Bright and Bold

Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.

Bright and Bold

Over the next few weeks, I want to step away from representational painting now and then and just indulge myself in bright, bold colors. I want to splash, splatter, and pour my paints, letting them form their own shapes and designs.

The Light of Day

I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of the rain coming down, I relax, and I enjoy my art. Unless I’m using acrylics. Yes, I’ve said it before,

The Light of Day

I love rainy mornings. For me, it’s a perfect time for drawing and painting. I listen to the sound of the rain coming down, I relax, and I enjoy my art. Unless I’m using acrylics. Yes, I’ve said it before,

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

There is a very long story behind this painting, much too long to recount here. Suffice it to say that this painting came about as I practiced mixing colors on my palette. I practiced, too, the idea of painting from the

May I Have Your Attention, Please?

There is a very long story behind this painting, much too long to recount here. Suffice it to say that this painting came about as I practiced mixing colors on my palette. I practiced, too, the idea of painting from the

Picking My Palette

One of the most valuable practice exercises I’ve done lately had little to do with actual painting, but a lot to do with one of the most important elements of art: color. The assignment was simple. Memorize the colors on my

Picking My Palette

One of the most valuable practice exercises I’ve done lately had little to do with actual painting, but a lot to do with one of the most important elements of art: color. The assignment was simple. Memorize the colors on my

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

Re-do: Step 3

I hate it. That’s all I can say about how this painting turned out the second time around. Although I do like the skies, there’s nothing else about it that I’m pleased with. For some reason, I have problems with

The Dark Side

Most of the time I seem to paint with fairly light and bright colors. Recently, I changed that and decided to try my hand — literally — at painting a darker landscape. Doing this painting felt much different, and in

The Dark Side

Most of the time I seem to paint with fairly light and bright colors. Recently, I changed that and decided to try my hand — literally — at painting a darker landscape. Doing this painting felt much different, and in