Completed window study


I am finished with this window study. I found a way to fit some energy into this small piece by jamming my princeton neptune #8brush into my palette, drying it out then jamming it and scraping it into the paper. That brush is great for that sort of thing. I also splattered and dabbed paint on the siding and added more and more paint throughout unevenly, dropping different colors into way paper, dabbing and dipping more in. I like how this one turned out. Might be worth a bigger sheet of paper. I am looking forward to doing some 20×30 paintings this winter. For now I am experimenting with smaller and atypical compositions to work out pieces and ideas.

Here’s a close up. Thanks for reading.



Starting a small Wyeth inspired study

After seeing a whole exhibit on windows by Wyeth, I thought I should do one of my own based on a window at my Aunt’s farm. This is a 5×7 study in progress, just to see how I might proceed if I decide to do something larger. 5×7 is way to small for this composition, and I wanted for it to be quick, but it soon started getting tight without the room for me to do much interesting with the brush. I am focusing more on developing the darkness with a few highlights inside. This would probably be easier to do larger. Need to let it dry for a while before getting back at it. The wood window and siding should be fun.

Thanks for reading.