Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jeju Jeolmul Koi Pond

This is for May 2017 Virtual Paintout South Korea challenge. It's oil on SM size canvas board (15.8x22.7cm).

I've never been to Korea, but have heard that the Jeju Island is beautiful. So I started my virtual visit on that island and came upon a koi pond in the Jeolmul Recreational Forest. (ref) For this quick little study, I combined elements from the several nearby Google street view photos.


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Nashville Forest Sunset

This is for Virtual Paintout Feb 2017 Nashville challenge. It's water color on F4 Waterford paper.

It was a bit difficult trying to find something to paint this month. This view of sun peeping through the trees with some fall foliage was a good exercise in water color trying to capture the sun without actually painting the sun. (ref)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Playa Puerto Nuevo Bikini Lady

This is for Virtual Paintout January 2017 Puerto Rico challenge. It's oil on F0 canvas panel.

Along the same stretch of the beach where I did the sea foam painting at Playa Puerto Nuevo, I saw this woman walking on the beach. (ref) The ocean and her body in the sun make good contrast and composition. So I had to do this little study as well for the challenge.

Sea Foam Lace

This is for Virtual Paintout January 2017 Puerto Rico challenge. It's water color on F4 Waterford Paper.

When I saw this sea foam view at Playa Puerto Nuevo, (ref), it reminded me a piece of lace. I thought water color with masking ink would work great for depicting the lacy quality of the sea foam.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Birds of Paradise

This is for Virtual Paintout November 2016, Tijuana. It's oil on A4 canvas board. Google link is (ref).

Monday, October 31, 2016

Riverview Rd

This is for Virtual Paintout November 2016 challenge, New Foundland. It's oil on F4 canvas panel. I chose this scene (ref) trying to capture the blue of the river in Reidville in New Foundland.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Girl at Dutch Wonderland

This is for Virtual Paintout September 2016 Lancaster County PA challenge. It's oil on 8x10 canvas panel.

 At Dutch Wonderland there were many interesting people scenes. I chose this little girl because because of the good lighting, and the face is not blurred out. (ref)  I tried to use cool light with warm shadows.