Friday, May 29, 2009

Alabama Cow

12" x 16"
Oil on masonite
Yesterday I was looking at previous challenges on the Different Strokes site and came across the Alabama cow. I had never painted a cow before so I decided to take a jab at it. I was skeptical at first, but I came through and finished it. It took about 4 hours to complete.

Pennsylvania Farm Land


Acrylic on masonite

This is my first attempt at the Different Strokes challenge. Every two weeks Karin Jurick (she hosts the blog) posts a photo for everyone to paint. All the completed paintings are then posted for everyone to see and compare their work. It's a great idea, especially if you want be motivated. There are so many great artists who participate.
This week she posted a black and white farm scene. We had to determine the color based on the values in the photograph.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Final painting for class

We had two painting classes left and I hadn't started my final painting. I had forgotten the visuals material I wanted to use at home, so I had to look through magazines in class for my 4th painting. I found a photo of a golf course and this is what I came up with. I didnt have time to worry about details, only values and quick brush strokes. This might be my favorite painting from that class.

Grand Teton National Park

This is the view outside of the visitors center for the Grand Teton National Park. I snapped the photo while on a western road trip in October 2007 and decided to paint it for class this spring.

I finished my design project

This was a very fun project to work on. I am very pleased with how it turned out.