Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Cup Of Tea

This was painted from a photo I took of a collection of teacups.  I painted this on arches paper that had been covered with a layer of gesso, textured, color added.  Then I removed the white areas of the painting, and painted in the darker values.  This is one of my favorite ways to paint a picture.  The texture of the gesso adds a great deal of interest to the painting.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Clear Sailing for the New Year

Hoping everyone is moving into the New Year with calm seas.  I have been cleaning out my studio and sorting through my photo references and sketches so that I have a fresh start for 2014.