Here's my most recent small painting, a pink rose in the Cordair garden. I was initially attracted to the color temperature relationships between the warm reflected light bouncing within the petals and cooler cast shadows tempered with skylight.
And here are my other two:
So far Raymar canvas has accepted my thin paint washes and thick paint application quite well. Even with the elements of shapes,values,edges and color I still think about the quality of paint, thick/thin, and brushwork, too. Click Here to Bid
This painting was good practice on turning form using slight temperature changes within the same hue. Even though the flower is predominantly of yellow color there are subtle differences in value and color temperature that I had to be sensitive to. It was a great feeling applying the lemon yellow highlights on the delicate petals of this yellow rose.
I've decided to study flowers and the play of light on their delicate and intricate form. My goal is to become more sensitive to recreating light with my paint, and in the process I'll try to be more subtle with value shifts,temperature changes in color, edge qualities,etc.
When I had visited Big Bend park I had stayed in a little town called Terlingua, which had a ranch with this beautiful cow. One day I was driving past the ranch and saw one of them resting in the shade, chewing on grass. The colors in the shadows really caught my eye, so I wanted to express what I felt on that day.
Here's one when I had visited Big Bend in west TX and checked out the prominent rock formation known as Mule Ears Peaks. That same week I had hiked up to the base of the mountain. The rock quality is very chossy(brittle and not suitable for climbing) but even still I had to see it up close.
I've been studying a few of Rodin's sculptures and painting them in oil. One aspect of Rodin's work that I admire is the areas of unfinished stone left to complement the rendered areas of interest. This is opposed to having sculpted everything as equal.
The sculpture is of a woman kneeling and gesturing behind her neck, as if she is tinkering with a necklace or braid in her hair.