Thursday, April 10, 2008

Oil Painting of Poppies and Yellow Vase, 9" x 12" on Canvas Panel

"Days to Come"

One of my students forgot her reference material and asked if I would do a demonstration of how I paint my daily pieces. So here it is. Quick, but fun.


Chris said...

Your paintings are wonderful! My aspirations are to paint the sort of things like you're painting, and to paint them quickly too! Do you really paint 4-5 paintings a week? That's incredible. I'm slow!

I'm working on an oil painting (I'm a novice) of picture of my grandfather from WWII. It's my first attempt at glazing. I'm posting my progress on my blog. Any helpful hints would be appreciated.

Here is the link:

Thanks and your paintings look great!

Susan said...

Hey Chris. I applaud your attempts at glazing. I did a lot of glazing when I first got started in painting and you can learn a lot about color this way. Most of what I do for daily painting is "direct" or "ala prima" where the work is mixed on the palette. But I still enjoy glazing and do quite a bit of it in my more developed work. I'll be adding some smaller versions of these pieces for direct sale here on the blog. Check out my teaching blog at

Anonymous said...

Well Teacher it turned out wonderful and such a joy to watch you paint. I would like to see more of it.
Your student,