Sunday, October 5, 2008
This painting is a result of another meeting in Ft. Smith, Arkansas
with the First Saturday group at the Ft. Smith Arts Center.
A very pleasant experience and it's always good to meet new
people with a passion for painting.
This is 11" x 14" oil on gessoed board.
Posted by Gil at 6:30 PM
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is a 9" x 11" oil on masonite still life painted outdoors.
I painted one similar to this earlier in the same location
because the sun on the warm plaster wall gave warmth
to the colors and with the cobalt blue pots, made it
even more attractive as a still life subject. Painting a reflective
surface like the blue pots is always fun.
Posted by Gil at 9:11 AM
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Here's another scene from Del Rio, Texas. This house is in the old
section of Del Rio. It's all white..kind of wished it had a blue or red roof
on it but I may go back over and add that once it dries. It's hard
to make white look interesting at noon on a sunny day!
Posted by Gil at 10:43 AM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I live near the Arkansas River in Tulsa and on one of my
regular walks, I took my camera for some photos to use
for reference for paintings. I found this guy fishing off the
edge of the walkway around the fountain and thought
it would make a great study for water as well as a human
form. It's larger than I normally work ( 14" x 18").
Posted by Gil at 5:12 PM
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Here's a quick painting done outdoors,
with a few modifications from the actual images.
I didn't finish before coming back to the studio
and decided to do so only after the painting
had dried and I worked from memory.
Which, in my case, is a mistake most of the time.
Posted by Gil at 6:03 PM
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is a quick still life study, 8" x 10" on
a gessoed board. It's in oil as well.
I haven't done many still life paintings
lately and this one felt good while painting.
I experimented with using MDF board
instead of masonite. It's a little rougher
in texture but the material has a great surface.
It's easier to cut than masonite but heavier.
Best for use on small paintings.
Posted by Gil at 10:11 PM
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
This scene in the old section of Del Rio, Texas, is
painted from a photo taken last summer while visiting
our son, who is stationed there as an instructor pilot
at Laughlin Air Force Base. Del Rio is quite old and
there are some interesting sights and shopping in the
old original section of town.
This is oil on board. 11" x 14".
Posted by Gil at 6:17 PM
Friday, May 2, 2008
I went with David Halpern, one of the best photographers
in this part of the country, to visit a farm just east of Tulsa
to take photos of the countryside for possible painting ideas.
I took a ton of reference photos and this is the result
of one of them. I plan to add more of the images from
my outings in the near future.
Posted by Gil at 2:21 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
When teaching a beginning or intermediate class, I like to do a simple
image demonstration to show how I work and how quickly you can
create an image by using under paintings. A simple pear and apple can
be very basic, or complicated depending on your point of view and also
the amount of detail included in the painting. These two images
took about 20 minutes each to complete and are 8"x 10" oil on panel.
Posted by Gil at 9:11 PM
Thursday, February 28, 2008
This is a detail from one of my earlier posts. I like it
better than the whole image because it shows some of
the technique better. This painting is a couple of years old
and I don't possess it any more but come spring, I have
this feeling I'll be painting more tulips. Love the shapes...
Posted by Gil at 2:10 PM