Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Frozen Creekbed, 7x5"

This one was fun to do. As a demo in my Impressionism II class, I took a hardboard and spread super thick gesso on top of it.  After it had dried, there were all kinds of cracks and crevasses to paint on top of.  It was impossible to be too exact with this one, since the thick gesso dictated the direction of much of the paint.

I think everyone enjoyed stepping outside of their comfort zone on this one.  I know I did!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Aspens in the Snow, 6x8"

I love it when the snow falls and the Aspens still have their fall colors in Colorado. It's a magical time that is irresistible to paint!

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bridges Over the Neva, 10x8"

Even though I've been teaching like crazy these last few weeks, I haven't been able to get St Petersburg out of my mind, and I return to my easel to paint my memories of this unforgettable place whenever I get a moment.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

"Don't Fence Me In", 10x8"

This painting was done from a photograph on a wonderful website called Lee A Brown Photography.  Lee Brown is a professional photographer who shares his work with us and invites us to paint using his references.  This piece is from Telluride, and is this month's painting challenge.  You should check this website out!

I painted this landscape upside down.  No, I wasn't upside down, but I flipped the reference over and painted the entire thing without looking at it right side up.  This is the result.  I challenged my Impressionism students to try their hands at it, and we were all amazed at how quickly and loosely they covered their canvases.

I may never paint a landscape right side up again!  I may have a small problem when I paint outdoors.  Time to sign up for yoga!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Life's a Bowl with Cherries", 6x8"

Well hello there!  It's been quite awhile since I've posted a painting.  My teaching schedule really heated up in September and October, so I've had little time to paint on my own.  I must admit that I love delving into teaching and working with so many talented artists at the studio.

This little painting is a demonstration that I did for a workshop on palette knife painting yesterday. I really love painting with a knife-- it forces me to not sweat the details, let accidents happen, and enjoy the ride!  I also love the way the palette knife adds energy to an otherwise quiet and "still" still life!

This piece was painted on canvas and is mounted on 3/4 inch cradled hardboard.  If you would be interested in purchasing it, please click on Ann Feldman Cherries.