Saturday, July 25, 2015

Pink Rose 6 x 6 Oil

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.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yellow Rose 6 x 6 Oil

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.

Thank you to Linda Cordair and her lovely garden.

Happy painting!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunlit Rose 6 x 6 Oil on Panel

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.
I'm now on Daily Paintworks, and you can see my smaller paintings here:…/brian-lee-3814/artwork
Also, a thank you to Linda Cordair for her beautiful garden.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peaceful Pose 10 x 8 Oil

I enjoy painting the figure from life:
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Shadow Grazer" 7 x 5" Oil

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.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Framed Gallery Work

Time to go further west:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mule Ears at Evening 16 x 12" Oil

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.

Bullcreek Bluffs 12 x 9 Oil

Continuing to push chroma and amplify reflected sunlight that I see in the shadows:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jefferson Memorial 12 x 9 Oil

Enjoy your celebration of Independence Day. Here's an Oil from the "Jefferson Memorial". It was fun to study the color on the sculptured form.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Eve in Blue 7 x 5 Oil

Sculptors focused on shape and form, so bringing a sculpture to life in oil allows me to emphasize one more element, color.

All these 7 x 5" Oils are for sale, so please message me if you're interested.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Kneeling Faun" 7 x 5 Oil

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.