Sunday, February 24, 2013

Peoria Fine Arts Association

My apologies to Judy Lawson, who provided me with this press release earlier and I could not get it to publish on the web in time to announce the Artists Reception. However, the show runs through March 22, so please take the opportunity to see this show.

Please click on the image to enlarge it for easier reading.

Diane's Finished Painting

Diane Eason has finished the painting she submitted for critique here. I like how it finished, so rich-looking!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Colorado Barn Finished?

I am submitting this as a finished painting, but know that there might be something I have missed, so please let me know if you see anything glaring that needs to be addressed.

Pat, thanks so much for your comment on the foreground foliage. I tried to make them different sizes and shapes, but don't think I made much difference? For some reason, my brush wants to paint symmetry!

Monday, February 4, 2013

From Diane Eason

Vanguard member, Diane Eason, sent this WIP this morning for your critique. She says she has looked at this one so long that she feels she needs some fresh eyes to help her finish it.

Anyone see anything to help her?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

To kick off the new feature described below, I will submit my newest project. This is the first WIP of a quarter-sheet sepia monochrome I am using as a study for a larger painting later. I love working in sepia, I guess I am a valueist more than anything else. Love the values.

I will paint the barn next since it has the darkest darks and will adjust the mid and lightest values after that. The gray in the fenceposts is from the masking fluid, they will be sepia tone later.

If you see anything problematic, let me know, otherwise check in again to see my progress on this.

Please join me in sharing your projects, it is so interesting to see how we all work and our process.

New Critiques here on the blog!

As spoken about in yesterday's Vanguard meeting, I proposed adding a new feature to our blog. Many agreed that it would be a helpful feature. I thought it would be interesting for us to see WIPs (Works in Progress) of our paintings added to the blog and any problems you feel you are having discussed as a critique format here on the blog.

So, send me your photos of what you are working on, whether you are having problems or not, just show us your process and progress. I will then put them on the blog, along with your comments, and critiques. Remember, my e-mail is in the Vanguard roster, so please participate in this and let's see if this will help us in our painting journeys.

It will be interesting to have you submit your WIPs here and then, after receiving interim critiques to have you bring the finished pieces to the monthly critique meetings so we can see them finished.

If you have any questions or problems dealing with this new process, please e-mail me....Susan