Oiling out and varnishing

I am still struggling to paint orange. In my procrastination, I found myself cleaning paintings. Then I decided to oil-out some paintings that looked wonky. It felt great to clean up the work. I don’t have a show for a couple weeks. Hopefully, these will be dry by then. I also varnished some pieces. IContinue reading “Oiling out and varnishing”

Painting distance

As I start the third painting in my quest to paint orange I can report that my painting practice is starting to feel different. I don’t love orange. I have written about this mild contempt before. I hold this color at a distance, thus, I can look on my practice differently. I can distance myselfContinue reading “Painting distance”

Original

I have been working on a simplified painting practice. Limited palette, limited brush selection, and limited subject matter. It has been a great experience. I couldn’t be happier with the results. I completed 10-12 paintings focusing on still life in crimson or red. The last week or so I focused on still life in orange.Continue reading “Original”

Golden

Feeling like it was time, as my new studio space is all set up, I moved on from crimson and red paintings to orange. The first rendezvous with orange was a steaming hot disaster. I am too embarrassed to show you…trust me it was BAD. So, I decided to step back and paint something IContinue reading “Golden”