Welcome to My Scene

"My Scene" is sharing a finished painting or my 3 step process to a finished painting using photographs or sketches. Asking, how can I make this scene or subject mine from refrences that hold my attention longer than 5 minutes. Some photographs are just....photographs not paintable interesting subjects. So let's began and hope you enjoy your painting experience........JoBeth

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lamesa Class with Color

Are we having fun yet??? Barefoot and painting....discussion about color....everyone did a great job...again I was busy with critiques and everyone was ready to leave when the thought came

'group picture with paintings would have been nice'...maybe next time or better still maybe some will post on their blog.....enjoyed the day painting with wonderful painters....JoBeth

Demonstration for class

This was my demo, taught in Lamesa. Students were given 6 different color schemes to chose from. I chose analogous colors of blue, turquoise, blue violet, with the compliment orange. The compliment of orange was to be the color focus around the figures and flower shop. The building and foreground were painted wet into wet with neutrals using the turquoise, blue, and violet keeping whites in check.....while still damp complimentary colors were introduced under the awning...after dry windows, awning, and a figures were suggested with color or light/dark values...calligraphy was added for interest.....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Turquoise Mine...Night Lights...

My idea of contemporary art....enjoyed making shapes that could relate to industrial structure and signs seen in busy city's. The top image had thick gesso applied then scrapped with various tools to give texture. When this was dry I used gray acrylic over the surface to tone down the white gesso. Red acrylic was the dominant color with accents of turquoise to suggest industrial forms...dark lines tied the shapes together and some calligraphy marks. Black gesso was applied heavy and before dry added white gesso on the second image...using different brushes and tools to scrape through the heavy mixture drawing rectangles, circles and squares to represent signs....when dry I used watercolor in those shapes..suggesting arches to identify buildings....I also used some stamps for signage....both paintings are on canvas.