Saturday, February 28, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #6

In the last week, I finished three paintings...just in time for the Flagler College Faculty Show, opening this Friday at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum. I am hoping to start a new painting this evening, not entirely sure what it will be, my only guarantee is artificial light. Here are the finished pieces, proceeded by their starts (I will upload better photos next week, aka not iPhone photos, once I have them):

Saturday, February 21, 2015

in the studio: weekly update #5

Currently, my weekends and early week are the most productive. Last Saturday and Sunday, I was supposed to finish two paintings for the upcoming Flagler Faculty Show at the Crisp-Ellert Museum, opening in March. Instead, I started two paintings. This weekend, I am hoping to wrap-up loose ends, but I need direct I hope the clouds clear soon. In other news, I think I finished the coffee-pot/kitchen counter/sans-coffee-pot painting by allowing a kitchen towel to take the place of the coffee maker! See this weeks progress below:

A 10" x 10", oil on wood panel, started from our pile of folded laundry in the guest room:

Evening light on my bedroom's curtains, one of my favorite things:

A 10" x 8", oil on wood panel, featuring the pendant over my kitchen counter, at night. 

The Coffee-Pot/Kitchen Counter becomes the Sans-Coffee-Pot/Kitchen Towel, 10" x 8", oil:

Finally, a figure study that I completed in my figure painting class using a palette knife, and the tiny-small commission that has taken a couple of revisions (now ready to ship).

Saturday, February 14, 2015

weekly update #4

In the studio this week, my kitchen countertop painting went through some big shifts. Only after, repainting my coffee maker several times, did I decide to get rid of it all together. Below is the original start to the work(sometime in January) and where it stands currently.

I was also able to finish and deliver this sweet tiny-small commission in time for Valentine's Day, a slightly belated wedding anniversary gift. This is not the tiny-small commission that I referenced last week, that one still needs a little work...which I plan to tackle after posting this. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015

weekly update #3

I went out of town from Monday-Wednesday to a conference this week, so my actual painting/studio time was very limited. With my current work schedule, I have dedicated studio time on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. I try to squeeze in other times too, but those are the defined times!

This week I finished another tiny-small commission  (pending proof approval).
I started this small lightbulb study, 4.75" x 3.25", oil on MDF panel:

I also tried to make good use of my time traveling by sketching people at the airport, in planes, and lost in screens at hotel lounge.

 Bea, from memory while flying