Sunday, January 20, 2019

Still Playing

Still playing.
Two successful paintings in my self-imposed 30 minute challenge. Choosing a simple subject and using a palette knife are essential to these quick studies.


Rough Surf, 5x7, oil

Fair Breezes, 5x7, oil


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Crashing Waves, 5x7, oil. Alla Prima

Another 30 minute painting. Paintings that are done in one session, all at once, are called Alla Prima paintings. Instead of slowly working in layers, with a bit of drying time between the layers, the Alla Prima technique calls for a thin preliminary sketch and then applications of increasingly thicker paint. The painting is finished in one session.



Crashing Waves, 5x7. oil


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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Still playing

Still playing.

Two successful paintings in my self-imposed 30 minute challenge. Choosing a simple subject and using a palette knife are essential to these quick studies.


Rough Surf, 5x7, oil

Fair Breezes, 5x7, oil


These paintings are available in my Ebay Store - small paintings.


Any of my paintings can be purchased directly through me. Please contact me for more information.


Thanks for visiting,
Celene

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

View from the Top, 5x7, oil

Play time.

I'm challenging myself to do some small quick studies in 30 minutes or less. I've copied this idea from artists I have seen on Facebook who offer these challenges throughout the year. The plan is to set a timer for 30 minutes, begin painting, putting down your brush when it rings. It a fun idea and a great learning tool. I have had successes and failures - and it sure makes you plan ahead and stay focused. I'm only posting my successes. The failed canvases have been wiped clean to be painted on another day.

When someone asks how long it took me to paint this,  I answer 30 minutes and 29 years.



View from the Top, 5x7, oil SOLD


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Monday, January 14, 2019

January Updates


After the holiday rush, we welcome January's slower tempo here on the hill. These cold, snowy days are perfect for working inside, tackling some long overdue projects around the house. And after a very successful holiday season in my Ebay Store and at my daughter-in-law's shop I need some serious studio time.

I’ve received a few requests and questions that I would like to explore in my blog this winter. I invite you to send me questions or comments to discuss and to sign up to automatically receive my blog posts in your email. You can unsubscribe at any time but I hope you will enjoy visiting with me. The subscription procedure is an easy two-step process. Please let me know if you need assistance.

A few updates -

Our Virtual Paint-Out Group is on vacation indefinitely. Our administrator, who has so generously given much attention and long hours to this group, has been very busy in his new position as Mayor of his hometown. I think this will signal the end of our travels, at least until he retires. We all wish him success in his new adventure.

I recently joined a new plein air group on Facebook called Virtual Plein Air that employs the same concept, but uses Map Crunch (a form of Google Maps) for destinations. This is an informal group; you travel when and where you wish. I'm looking forward to traveling with them – and I can do it on my own schedule.

California artist, Leslie Saeta, did not offer her usual 30/30 Painting Challenge this January. She lives in the area of the fires. Hope all is well.


Stay well and warm. I hope 2019 brings us all joy and peace.


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Celene


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