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October 29, 2010

Twitter art exhibit Norway

David Sandum (@DavidSandumArt on Twitter) is organzing a charity exhibit and sale featuring works by twitter artists in his hometown library in Norway. ( #twitterartexhibit on Twitter )

Postcard size original artworks donated by artists on Twitter will be exhibited at the public library and proceeds from sales will go towards buying children's books for the library.

David's aim is to get at least 140 twitter artists participating.
Participation is still open so if you are interested and have a twitter profile :Details on the exhibit. 

I have just finished my piece for the exhibit :

"On the Vine"
Oil on watercolor paper
On The Vine - Oil painting on watercolor paper

October 26, 2010

Vineyard Sunset - Session 4

Worked on the sky, beginning to fade from lilac to orange to red,  and the vines were I was incited to put some slighly punch blue undertones.

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October 25, 2010

Vineyard Sunset - Session 3

Small progress in this painting. Continuing to sculpt the vines and glazing the sky  :

October 22, 2010

Vineyard Sunset - another coat

Another session on for this painting - working on vines in foreground and hills. The sky is virtually unchanged.
I have included an image of the previous session for side by side comparison.

Current state

Previous session

October 21, 2010

Vineyard sunset - new painting

I started a new painting today, a vineyard landscape at sunset.

I painted the the canvas a peachy light orange as an under coat which is the dominant color of the sky. The foreground from mountains on down is too light , I am building up the darkness. The vines will be a rich dark with occasional gold/green/orange highlights on the leaves with some deep blues and purples in the darkest shadows. All this against a sky going from a light violet blue at top passing through a light subdued yellow to finish above the mountains in  deeper orange. A few sparse streaky clouds will come out of the right sky towards the center.

October 20, 2010

Progress on Canal house

 Now the light values are really in, and as hoped the glow from the windows is really working.


October 14, 2010

Canal House - colors and values

I laid dwon the basic colors and values on the canal house painting this afternoon. Still a bit young, but the feeling is there.

October 13, 2010

Two paintings in the works

I am continuing to advance on this sunny street scene from my neighborhood but slowly. I'm building it up by feeling on the colors, after having drawn in the main features and relative tone values. The red under painting is still coming through quite stongly, but will become less dominant as the painting advances. While painting,I dwell on the persistent feeling of strong sun on the facades facing left and deep shade in those facing right. The mountain in the distance has it's gullies in deep shade as well.

 50 x 70 cm oil on canvas

At the same time I felt a need to have more than one painting going to be able to switch when the steam  runs out. I find it a good way to keep myself stimulated. I started a new canvas, drawing the features in charcoal, and after spraying a fixative laid down a few patches ogf color to get the feel. It is a house on a canal in the late evening with the facade and canal fairly dark and the interior lights glowing in the the windows of house.

A dark arch or tunnel enters the building at left, and a door gives access by way of steps to the canal at right. The facade is much too light for the moment, and when darkened should bring out the warm seductive glow coming from inside.

50 x 70 cm oil on canvas

October 11, 2010

Acrylics to oils 2007-2010, step by step painting

Step by step video of my recently "refreshed" painting started in 2007 and finished a few days ago in oils. Link to the finished painting "Promenades Automne"

October 7, 2010

Street scene - painting in progress

A small advance to this painting that was in the time lapse video of the previous post.

 70 x 50 cm - oil on canvas
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October 6, 2010

A painting session

This is a time lapse of this afternon's painting session. I set my camera to snap once a minute so the session must have been about  1 ½ hrs.