Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Russell Orchards (Pink Fantasy), Oil Bar Painting as of May 10, 2022



Here is my latest painting as it looked on May 10.  My focus that day was getting all the horizontal lines to behave. I also worked on the stone walls and the water.  To be continued. . .

Monday, May 16, 2022

Russell Orchards (Pink Fantasy), Oil Bar Painting as of May 9, 2022



Here is my oil bar painting as it looked on May 9, 2022.  Most of my work that day was on the pink flowers around the pond.  I turned the canvas and my photo reference upside-down, and worked on the shapes of the flowers. That helped (almost always does).  I also worked on the stone wall and the pond.  Still struggling with a stubborn horizontal line that won't behave, though.  To be continued. . .

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Russell Orchards (Pink Fantasy), Oil Bar Painting as of May 7, 2022



Here is the painting I have been working on. What is new here: I added definition to the trees and shrubs, especially on the left part of the canvas.  Using my photo reference, I started working on the pink and green shapes in the foreground.  That one pesky horizontal line is still a problem.  To be continued. . . 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Russell Orchards (Pink Fantasy), Oil Bar Painting as of May 6, 2022



Here is the oil bar painting I have been working on, as it looked on May 6, 2022.  I added color to the sky and the pond. I also worked on refining some of the shapes and lines.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Russell Orchards (Pink Fantasy), Oil Bar Painting as of May 5, 2022



Here is the painting I have been working on, as it looked on May 5th at the end of the day.  This is based on a photo that I took back in 2005 of the pond at Russell Orchards in Ipswich.  (My photo reference was posted here recently.) This is oil bar on canvas, 20 x 20 inches. You may notice I was having trouble getting that stone wall next to the pond to hold still and behave itself. The struggle continued for a some time. . . .

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

"Rio Rita, Brazilian Bacalhau", now in Marblehead



This morning, I drove to Marblehead, MA, to deliver my codfish project, "Rio Rita, Brazilian Bacalhau", for the Codfish Auction to benefit Marblehead Festival of Art.  Rita will have her picture taken and will be posted on the auction website in a week or two. (You can bid from anywhere.)  I will let you know when the auction goes online.  I hope Rio Rita will find a good home.