Sunday, April 29, 2007



Here are two little oil paintings I did recently. I've been trying to do a little painting everyday just for fun. The bottom one is the real color....the top one should look more like the bottom (color-wise). I'm still learning with my scanner and with photoshop. I've been doing these paintings on black gesso after reading about it. It's fun because it makes the colors really vibrant.

7 Comments:

Blogger Cat said...

Sarah, good for you for painting every day!! Hooray!! How big are these?

9:32 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Black? Interesting, the color looks great,.. reminds me of the painter, Paul Gauguin..

I was thinking about bringing out the oils today, I am experimenting with some textures in this little painting/ study Im working on,.... and in comparison to the roughness of the acrylic against the wood grain I was thinking of oils.. But, I don't know much about oils.. only oil glazes... I was looking for my gloss medium to paint on top or in certain areas... anyway, I really like your painting... I'm trying to paint or sketch a little every day too...

10:05 PM  
Blogger Sarah Fox said...

These paintings are only 5x7, so they are pretty quick to do before I go into work. I think oils are great for painting on wood grains....lately I don't use much in my oil...I just kind of mix my colors before hand and lay the paint on really thickly...maybe just using a tiny bit of painter's medium.

10:44 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

Cool stuff... and a good routine. Have you ever seen those "painting a day" blogs?

10:52 PM  
Blogger Cat said...

good call Tyler - I found this one the other day, I thoought it was really interesting - such a good idea and a way to practice painting techniques and stuff without worrying about composition and subject matter and all that junk - http://cougarpeakaboo.blogspot.com/

12:21 AM  
Blogger Tyler said...

Here's the painting-a-day blog that i was thinking of... http://duanekeiser.blogspot.com.

He was linked from the Cougar Peak blog. And here's a great article from about it....

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/webguide/internetlife/2006-08-22-blogger-artists_x.htm

6:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah Fox said...

Yeah, I love those daily painting blogs. I've been wondering if I should start one. Here are some of may favorites:
http://brilliantanyway.blogspot.com/
(this guy does illustration work too!! You guys should check him out)
http://carolmarine.blogspot.com/
http://karinjurick.blogspot.com/
(This is where I read about painting on black.)

I really like both the Cougar Peak blog and the Duane Keiser. It's really inspiring to see these people paint everyday. :)

5:37 PM  

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