Still life study of pears

pears study for SV Intro to Oil Painting lesson - featured

Recently when I bought a group of Sadie Valeri's video lessons, I went ahead and purchased her Introduction to Oil Painting video. Even thought I'm not a total beginner, it seemed like a good way to ease into her oil painting instruction. I'm really happy I got it! Even thought I've been painting with oils… Continue reading Still life study of pears

Still life warm-up sketching

straight line block-in warmups

My focus for quite awhile has been on painting landscapes, but recently I've become frustrated by my progress. And when I'm frustrated more than not, it's a sign to take a step back and reassess. I think what's going on is a combination of a few things: feeling rushed when painting outdoorsnot having enough outdoor… Continue reading Still life warm-up sketching

Study of landscape in low key light

low key light study oil painting - featured

Overcast days are common here in North Carolina, and I'm drawn to the quiet moodiness of the low key light when the sun is hidden by clouds. But so much of the teaching I've followed has been about how to address brightly-lit landscapes. That's one of the big things that Impressionists often capture — the… Continue reading Study of landscape in low key light

Wrap-up of the 9 mini landscape paintings project

9 mini landscape paintings project featured collage

Completed mini landscape paintings, each 3 x 4 on oil paper My goal with this 9 mini landscape paintings project was to get over feeling rusty with painting and have fun getting back into landscape painting. To do this, I would go through my painting process from start to finish (except for varnishing) 9 times… Continue reading Wrap-up of the 9 mini landscape paintings project