Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An experiment with color pencils

I have done a lot of color pencil work in the past, and I have always enjoyed it. I have been reading lately that some people who work in color pencil love working on sanded paper that is designed for pastels, so I thought I would give it a try. Well.....I found it difficult to use. I much prefer a smoother paper. I think the piece turned out nice, but the process was not what I am used to and I thought it was more time consuming. It measures 4x7.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Colors of Fall Pastel Painting

I have loved gourds and pumpkins since I was a kid. I was always fascinated with all of the colors and shapes of the gourds and you don't get a more beautiful orange than you find in the small pumpkins. This is a 9x12 pastel painting. This is the first still life painting I have done in pastel. I have done animals and portraits before in pastel, but I use a very different paper that uses a different approach. I wasn't sure I could pull this off, but I was pleased with the results. What do you think?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Work in progress and friends work

I wanted to show you a piece of work done by a friend of mine. This is a watercolor and is included on the up and coming web site that features video lessons. Christine Waara is a wonderful artist and a great teacher. This 5.5x5.5 painting is listed on ebay for sale. Click here to bid on this piece.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Candy Corn

What can be better this time of the year than candy corn. I video taped the painting process of this for my upcoming new web site. The site is coming along great and will be loaded with video art lessons and tons of top quality reference photos to use for art. It should be up and running within a couple of weeks. I will keep you all posted. I am very proud of the way it is turning out.
This painting is oil on hardboard and measures 8x8.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Apple Jacks Oil Painting

Here is a new twist on an old favorite...Apple Jacks. 7x7 oil on hardboard.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Couple of Tomatoes Oil Painting

5x7 Oil Painting on Hardboard.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing this. artbyjoy@aol.com

Thursday, October 9, 2008

FLOWERS Oil Painting

These beautiful flowers were from my mom's garden. They were so beautiful and just begged to be painted. 7x7 Oil Painting on hardboard.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

THREE PEARS Oil Painting

Sorry for not posting for a while. I was very sick and it seemed to take forever for me to feel good enough to paint. Once I did feel better I had several custom orders to get going. Sooooo....I am back! Here is my next offering. 5x7 oil painting on hardboard.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing this. artbyjoy@aol.com