Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Been over a month since I put anything up.  These are some of what I have done lately.  Been trying to so some abstract work and finding that it is harder to do than painting in a more realistic way. Most of what I start painting, even if I just slop paint, suggest a scene and I end up painting a landscape or something that is clearly reconizable and not what I would call a non-object abstract.  Not having an art education, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about so I'll just put up what I do and let anyone who looks at them decide for themselves.  Recently (last week) decided to paint a little series of Lighthouses. These are what I have come up with in the last couple  of days.  I have a few more I want to do and will put them  up when they are done. 

I find it hard to put a commentary with each post I put here so I think that from now on, unless I have something specific to say, I'll just post my little paintings as I do them without any comments. 

I think that I have mentioned this before but almost all of my work is miniature, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, and done in oil paint on a plastic panel.  If I do something different I'll post a commentary on it when I post the  painting.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Didn't post anything the last couple of days.  Just lazy and doing other things.  Here is my post for today.  Just a little imaginary coastal picture and a little abstract piece. 
I think  that I may get back into digital painting again.  Especially for abstract type of work.  I  was playing around with TwistedBrush (art software for the computer) yesterday and was intrigued by some of the brushes in it and with some of the effects one could do with them.  Something  to play with. We'll see 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

I recently had a conversation with a gallery owner/artist that was interesting to say the least.  I came away with the impression that, according to him, most paintings can't be very good, unless: 1 - they are big (meaning what I assume to be at least 1 or 2 feet by 2 or 3 feet in size or bigger) because little painting can't or won't command a big price, 2 - The artist has spent a great deal of time (I assume days or weeks or months) excuteing the work, it is not really a painting but a quick sketch, and 3 - That unless the above 2 criteria are meant, the work would only be good enough to be displayed or shown in craft style or co-operate type of galleries.  Maybe that is not what he was actually saying, but that sure was, as I said, the impression I got.  My first real exposure to the snobbishness of the commercial fine art world.  I sure hope that all gallery owners don't hold to this type of philosophy. 

Enough of that, here is my post for today.  This is different in that I am going to try to do some small abstract type work.  One is more of a seascape done in a sort of abstract sort of way and the other is totally a non-object piece.  Both  are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

This is the post for today.  Hopefully I'll keep posting at least one little painting a day,