Monday, March 29, 2010
This is the beginning stage, where I loosely block in
color and shapes in acrylic paint or in oils. This painting
was completed entirely in acrylics. This first layer of paint
is very thin, and that is very necessary to do when painting
with oils..."fat over lean".
Posted by Carol Reynolds at 6:58 PM
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Several types of ginger are found in Hawaii.
This painting is a good companion for the previous
post "Just Peachy - Hibiscus". I did not paint
both at the same time, but loved the colors so much
in one that I painted the next one similiar.
12" x 16" Acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Posted by Carol Reynolds at 6:04 PM
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Amazing how a piece of driftwood adds such interest to a painting. It's shape and twists give the driftwood character and almost a personality. But then, live trees are full of character as well. Must paint some live trees soon. Started a new, larger landscape today; but the trees in it are secondary,not the main attraction.
4" x 6" Acrylic
Posted by Carol Reynolds at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Kailua Beach on Oahu has been called
one of the most beautiful beaches in the
world. I have taken many reference
photos there and can't wait to do more
paintings of the area. Yes, I work
primarily from my photos, but plan
to try more plein-air paintings in the near
future. Sometimes I just paint a scene
purely from imagination, but most
collectors appreciate a local scene.
4" x 6" Acrylic
Posted by Carol Reynolds at 12:08 PM