Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Practice, practice, practice

I am having an art show at a cafe here in Maine in October. Of course, I am already in a panic because I haven't really oil painted in over a year...and more importantly, I have never had a show and it is scary!!!

I have decided to spend the next several weeks doing quick (60-90 minute) studies on canvas panels, not the highest quality oil paint and less expensive brushes. All these supplies I have had for years so this was a great opportunity to get brush mileage with very little investment. I am using a limited palette of Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. 

Day One

Sunset over Back Cove 
5 x 7 oil on panel

Staring at Me
5 x 7 oil on panel

View from Crescent Beach
5 x 7 oil on panel

Day Two

 Sunrise in Cape Elizabeth
5 x 7 oil on panel

 Cape Elizabeth marsh
5 x 7 oil on panel


Shirley said...

Lovely to see such fast paintings - especially like Sunrise Over Cape Elizabeth.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

I'm a big fan of your watercolors... these are very nice oil paintings... I do hope you'll still be doing watercolors in the future.

Claire M said...

Lovely images. I'm really in awe of the first sunset! Stunning!

Miguel Herranz said...

wow, fantastic Jennifer! Amazing asospheres!

Jane said...

Lovely images - I especially like the sunlight in the first one, beautifully captured.

Sandy said...

Oh Jen they are gorgeous - you are so talented. The sunrise really sings to me.

Sandra said...

Have no fear. These little ones are winners and all with be fine!

bleeni said...

Cape Elizabeth Marsh is my favorite! Such beautiful colors from your limited palette! All very nice!

Linda T said...

These are lovely! Very painterly.

Kelly Larson said...

I'd buy that cow in a second. Selling?