Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6.24.10, Thursday

This is in gouache, but I used the paint in a thicker and more opaque technique than the past two posts. I started a larger painting with the same subject matter and composition at my spring retreat. It's not finished yet. Last week I painted over the bottom half. I used this daily painting to explore what it is I want to do with the bottom half of that larger oil painting.

Monday, June 28, 2010

6.22.10, Tuesday

This painting is done in gouache, which is like watercolor, but more opaque. I find it easier to work quickly with, and it dries super fast too. These are good things for days when I have a full day of work at my desk job.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

6.21.10, Monday

Here it is. Painting number one. Or "6.21.10," or "Summer Solstice."

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice

Today is the first day of summer and the first day of my daily painting project. I am posting to let you know that I DID start on time, but I used some water-based oil paints that I have been wanting to try, so I can't scan it yet because the paint is still drying. The painting is 5" x 7" and has a big sun, and a few stars, up in the sky over looking five small trees. The longest day of summer made me think of a big sky.
I painted it at home before I headed to the studio for the rest of the day. Now that I am back at home and looking at it again, I like it better than I did when I first finished it. I'm not used to starting and finishing a piece in an hour (okay, just over an hour this time, but that's not a habit I want to get into.) I'll get it posted as soon as it is dry.