Color study in oil 5 x 7
The next 8 blog posts will be dedicated to a series of demo paintings I just finished yesterday.
Life long learning is... well an obsession for me... I really do love to learn and improving my artistic skills and ability is a big one for me.
Free Videos: Art Tips:
Last week I was watching several short clips from Jerry's Artorama - free art lessons with Mike Rooney. I discovered Mike's work on Daily Paint Works website and I really enjoy the clear accurate yet impressionist style Mike shows in his work. I love the way he captures the light sun light on on his subjects. He has beautiful coastal and residential paintings.
Mixing and Matching:
One of the many tips that I learned from watching these short art clips is practicing mixing and matching colors or values by using magazine or newspaper pages. Although I've heard this idea before this time it hit me after I purchase a recent oil painting demo book The Art of Oil Painting/Walter Foster and was ooohing over each picture saying to myself..
"I would love to paint like this.. or this ... or this... Why not give it a try.
So I started painting small 5 x 7 oil paintings really not for complete accuracy or to achieve a finished piece of work.
Setting a Goal
My goal was to study, and analyze these works for understanding composition, color harmony, color mixing and brush work.
I'll post each painting separately giving the artist's name and full credit for the original work and what I learned while working on these quick studies.
Original Artwork by Robert Moore -
quoted directly from the book: "The colorful paintings of Robert Moore clearly communicate his deep respect and appreciation for nature.
Much of his initial study included color theory classes that transformed his color blindness into a positive and distinctive element in his work and teaching.
Using vivid colors and high-key values, he prefers to work on location to best capture the immediate impression of each subject.
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