Thursday, December 29, 2016

Something very different

Every once in a while I feel like changing things up. This time I decided to paint a still life and my brother's photo of his "perfect waffle" fit the bill. This acrylic painting was painted on a 20" X 16" stretched canvas. I'm considering titling this piece "Breakfast for Dinner" since my brother actually ate this waffle for dinner.😄

I tried a different method for this one, using different shades of gesso to create a monochrome underpainting. It...didn't work out too well and gave me a lot of trouble. Well, at least I learned what not to do. Acrylic paint is very forgiving, so it turned out just fine - it just took a long time to get right.
I plan to take a better photo when I have better lighting. I may do some touch-ups on it later as well.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

American Redstart painting

This painting of a singing American Redstart was commissioned a couple months ago. It is painted in acrylics on a 10" X 8" canvas board.
My gallery is filling up with birds very quickly! I have a couple parrot paintings in progress at the moment as well. Do you think I like birds?