View Full Version : WHAT'S ON YOUR EASEL Oct 15 - 21

Lady Carol
10-15-2006, 11:17 AM
Hi gang...
Post those unfinished acrylics here for comments and crits if you do not want to start your own thread. Any thoughts and advice, comments, etc, are always greatly appreciated.

10-16-2006, 02:35 AM
Here is another attempt to paint more loosely. This painting is of cabin & barn in the ghost town of Whitney, Oregon. A number of years back they put metal roofs on the buildings and after 50 years or so of winter snow and summer heat theyíve turned a nice rust orange brown color. Iím not overly happy with the composition, I pretty much painted the buildings smack dab in the middle of the canvas. I did not start with a sketch on the canvas, jumped right into with the brush. Iíll have to work on that on future paintings. I think I will do a little work on the fence posts and maybe try to add some wire and call it done.

10-17-2006, 06:32 PM

For those of you interested in seeing the completion of the painting I posted in progress last week, here is the part that was previously incomplete. Being a real bear for punishment, I have posted the entire painting in the Structured Critiques forum under the title "Summer Evening at Nanoose Bay". Depending on how I come out of that, there may be further changes. All suggestions welcomed as I have not varnished it yet. The original is brighter than this. I am finding it very difficult to photograph a painting this size without getting glare off my light source.


10-17-2006, 08:00 PM
Beautiful......:D :thumbsup:


10-18-2006, 06:25 AM
Dan that's one cool building! nice pioneer feel...
Peter, love your painting too..I can tell you enjoyed painting it, only suggestion would be punch up some darks...however it's not a major...
Here's what is pretty much almost off the easel, jut finishing the edges...
Hokianga Harbour , 61 x 61cm...
knife and fingers...(the Toi Toi grass - (NZ Native, NOT a pampas! ) was with fan brush)
all C&C welcome :)

10-19-2006, 12:51 PM
I just actually set up a studio 3 weeks ago in my garage. I am desparately trying to restart doing art.... Let it be known that I have 4 kids, ages 4-14 at home and I also have a PT job!

This is an acrylic painting, I think it's about 8 X 10 inches. I am using a printout of a photo printed out on an inkjet printer as a reference. These flowers were growing in my front yard a few weeks ago... They sprouted up all by themselves.

I am having quite a bit of trouble with the leaves. In the photo, they were a brighter green, but I didn't want to detract from the sunflower part. Any advice?! i would also eventually like to add more texture to the painting. There is a little there, but it's hard to see in the photo of the painting.