This small (4X4) oil is painted from one of the photos I took while on the launch the other day. I will probably enter it in the Paseo small works show in January. I have also been working on some fun Christmas paintings in acrylic that I plan to give as gifts. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I am going to post a couple today. The first is loosely based on the beaches in Bonaire. I was cleaning up and saving some of my photos and maybe spent a little too long looking at the photos from Bonaire. I think I have a bad case of dive withdrawals. The only antidote is very expensive at the moment, plane tickets to the island!
Posted by Sharon Webster at 11:53 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is the largest of my regatta series so far. It is 18X24. I decided to focus on the location of most of the action. I am still working on the painting. There are still a few things to fix, but I don't want to overwork it. It is amazing how taking a photo of the painting allows you to see the flaws.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I got right to work on the weekly challenge this week. I wanted to start on another regatta painting and I thought this would be a good way to warm up. I like starting a painting upside down. I forget about that sometimes. It is especially useful when the painting is very linear, like this one. I also used the technique for my regatta painting. Can't wait to finish it, I hope to show it to my critique group soon. I am really enjoying this series.
Posted by Sharon Webster at 2:22 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This is the second painting of the new regatta series. Both of these paintings are 8X10 and are oil paintings. I showed this painting to the coaches and they both noticed the technique problem caught in the painting. Maybe I should check my subjects for technique problems before I immortalize them in oil!
Posted by Sharon Webster at 2:51 PM
I have been working on a series of regatta paintings over the past few days. I hope to complete 10-15 paintings on this subject. Today I will post the first two that are almost finished. They are in the "sitting on a shelf to decide what they need" stage. I did take a break to work on the weekly challenge, but I am going to start a new regatta painting later today. I love the reflections in these photos, not to mention the complementary colors from the water and orange boats.
Posted by Sharon Webster at 2:44 PM
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Another of the paintings that was returned from the Town and Country Show. This is an oil painting of a scene less than a mile from my house. I do a lot of driving around looking for photo ops, especially in the morning when the light is soft and luminous. I think it is easier for me to appreciate the landscape since I am new to the area. Of course, I also feel that I can appreciate, really see things better, now that I am painting again no matter where I am.
Posted by Sharon Webster at 8:15 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
This is taken from a creek near my house. I recently had this painting return from a show in downtown Oklahoma City and I will be featuring the others in my blog the next few days. They are all done from Oklahoma landscapes, usually found within a few miles from my house. They are larger oils; this one being 11X14.
Posted by Sharon Webster at 11:05 AM