Daily Paintworks Gallery

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 4, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days #2

I picked up the flowers from my nearby Harris Teeter and the tomatoes came from my garden.

Morning Pickings
Watercolor on 5x7 inches watercolor paper

30 Paintings in 30 Days #1

This is my grandson Timothy done with water soluble graphite pencils. 

5x7 inches on watercolor paper

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Happy Yet?

Happy Yet?
Oil on 6x6 inches stretch canvas

This painting gave me fits. I struggled to be happy with the form and coloring. I finally went to Bob Burridge's color wheel and settled on purple (dominant), orange (spice color), blue (spice color) and yellow-green (focal point) along with white and black. Happy? Well, let's say happier.

Here's where it was before:

I initially drew the flower with acrylic ink.

Then I applied a thin layer of oils. Boring! Using the color wheel allowed for a dramatic change. Frustrating but fun.


Humble Sunflower
Acrylics on 8x10 Wood Cradle

I did a sketch of some sunflowers I bought from a nearby Harris Teeter. I traced the sketch on tracing paper to transfer to the gessoed wood cradle. Then I painted it with acrylic paints. Looks pretty good standing there among the real thing.

Thursday, March 16, 2017