|Oil 11x14 Hardboard|
Friday, June 29, 2012
Posted by Catherine Kendrick at 1:45 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012
|5x7 Oil on Hardboard|
Every so often, without looking into the box, I reach in and pick a photo out. This one almost went back to the box when I saw it. But if it went back then I would be a scardy cat, wouldn't I? Can't have that now can we?
Here is the fuzzy little colt who was dashing about the padlock having fun testing out his little engine. Not sure the movement is portrayed in the painting, but it was sure fun to do. Hope you enjoy looking at him as much as I did painting the little guy.
Posted by Catherine Kendrick at 2:28 PM
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|8x10 Oil on linen hardboard|
Lesson for the month; lighting. Put up chroma 50 bulbs in the studio. Very nicely lit up, bright, and cheery. The result was dark mid value range paintings. Took a whole month of frustration to figure it out. Removed half the bulbs and muted it more over my easel. Like magic! Back to paintings that stand out pretty well in any light. Whew.. I thought for a little bit I had lost my touch.
Posted by Catherine Kendrick at 10:38 AM
Friday, June 1, 2012
|8x10 Oil on Hardboard|
My little Art Inspiration Fairy had been on vacation for the last two months. Its nice she finally came back! The funk came from two opposing views that caused an internal tension that I had to work through.
'The Artist's Spirit' by Henri and Harley Browns book, 'Eternal Truths For Every Artist' Both books are excellent reads and full of encouragement. In the case of Harley's book its chock full of techniques and processes.
The issue I had to work through was their outlook on drawing. Harvey wants an artist to be able to draw well. Where Henri states he wants only the flimsiest of a sketch on the canvas. You paint what your see you do not draw it first. The later is how I paint because if I sketch it on the canvas I end up with to tight of a painting for my tastes. I'm sure Henri insists that you must draw well just to use your brush to do so. Guess I had to make a place in my head for both styles to meld a bit. I have been told there is not a thing wrong with my drawing skills so I am at peace with doing it Henri's way. You bet though that I still sketch in my book every day. Makes everything right with the world now.. So Back to painting!
Posted by Catherine Kendrick at 12:17 PM