Thursday, September 23, 2010

Curious Sheep - Acrylic Painting

This is my first painting using acrylic paint.  This is very different from oil painting since it dries in minutes allowing painting layer on top of layer in a single session. Edith helped me with this painting by demonstrating this looser style. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tilikum Retreat Drawing - "My Ass"

This drawing (ink on canvas) is from our recent Vistas&Vineyards retreat. This miniature donkey was not pleased that I converted his silo into a nuclear reactor.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Whiteside Theatre in Pen/Ink/Watercolor

This is an experiment. It is an ink sketch on a 14X18 gessoed canvas, to which I added watercolor washes and finally more line work in ink. Since it is on canvas I can now add more watercolor, or acrylic, or oil, or just leave it as is. The subject is the Whiteside Theatre in Corvallis.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Drawings from the Airlie Vineyards

Today Vistas & Vineyards visited the Airlie Vineyard for a paintout. I have been doing far too many paintings lately so I decided to try a couple of ink and wash pieces. Each began as a blind contour drawing followed by additional ink work and a light watercolor wash. This is a much faster process and I completed three drawings in the morning. These are my two favorites. Needless to say I really like old farm equipment. Most everyone else was painting vistas and vineyards as we are supposed to do.