Watercolor Study...San Martino
Originally uploaded by Tommy the Artist.
This is a study of San Martino in watercolor. I was not happy with what I got. I think I will start over.
This is the set up for my first still life for this winter. The tea pot is a gift from a friend, the oranges from Kroger. I will use glazes of oil paint to develop the values and to enrich the colors. Hope to have it finished by this spring.
This little painting has been selected for the Arkansas Pastel Society exhibition to be held in Little Rock at the Arkansas Art Center's Community Gallery. The show dates arre November 1, 2007 -December 2, 2007. The Community Gallery is located at 7th & Rock Street near downtown Little Rock. The painting was jurored into the show by Albert Handell a well known Santa Fe Artist.
This Red Wing Black Bird was last seen perched in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. It is now sitting on a sunflower in one of my oil pastel paintings. The bird will soon be found on the front of a card in a 4X6 inch format.
This is the first of my photos from Italy. Narni is a great place to visit and to photograph. I plan to paint this street scene with and without figures. Note the light coming over and under the arch.
The peonie you see here was taken from a photo I made of one my Wife liked. The trick to getting the blue cast was to photograph my Mac's computer screen with the peonie photo showing, then scan and reload the photograph. I think the effect is very nice.
This is me and my painting of a rose that I grew in my backyard. Notice that I won a prize for the painting which was shown in the Arkansas League of Artists show at the Layman Library in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
The print shown is from a photograph I took at Scott, Arkansas. The photo was transferred via computer and colored in pencils. I then photographed the colored pencil study and had a slide made. The slide was scanned to my computer (Mac) and fiddled up to what you see in the print adjacent. I have printed one artist proof and plan to print an addition of about 25 prints for sale. It was a long process but very rewarding.