Monday, February 22, 2016

Twiggs Studio * Chiaroscuro Apples

Tablecloth Series Apples, 6x8, Oil on Canvas, Click to Bid

 Again with the table cloth. It was about the vignette and pushing the light and shadow as well as working with the small color changes as the stripes move from shadow to light and back to shadow. There was a lot of inventing with this painting. I had some fun here! :)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Twiggs Studio * Yellow Daisies and Cherries

Study of Daisies and Cherries, 8x8, oil on canvas, Click to Bid

In this painting I pushed the atmosphere just a little more giving it more depth and ambiance. :)

Monday, February 08, 2016

Twiggs Studio * Study of Tulips and Grapes Original Oil Painting

Study of Tulips and Grapes, 8x6, Oil on canvas, Click to Bid

Here I am again getting all loosey goosey with my strokes. But again, I have to admit, it doesnt come out of the box this way. I paint. I paint over, I paint again. You get the idea. But this is pretty much what I had in mind when I set out to paint this one so I'm grateful for that. 
I feel like I'm making progress! :)

And here is what this painting might look like on display:

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Twiggs Studio Original Oil Painting Study of Daisies

Study of Daisies, 6x6, Oil on canvas, Click to Bid

I have been working hard at my florals lately. My default is to get really tight because there are so many layers and so many colors and temperatures. I did a lot of scraping and wiping and starting over until I FINALLY started to see a looser, more impressionistic version of what was in front of me. 

One might think that impressionism is easier than realism because of the loose and sparse brushwork but it requires heavy duty editing - that is knowing what to keep in and what to leave out. 

Of course this matters in all paintings, realism, impressionism, abstract and the like, but it is the foundation of impressionism. Because, after all, I am just trying to give the impression of daisies, not a photo version of them! 

Ironically, it takes me longer to get that fresh loose brush stroke than it does to render each petal individually. However, with more practice, I hope to be able to wrap my head around the complexity of these little buggers and master them!

Monday, February 01, 2016

Twigg Studio Original Oil Painting Limes Study Auction

Limes Study, 6x6 Oil on Canvas, Click to Bid

Limes. Once again I am taking a lit up subject and attempting to create depth and atmosphere with a little drama.

It's a pretty quiet little painting if not for the subtle pop of the slices in the foreground. I kept the transparent oxide red pretty saturated to compliment the greens. It's just another way to go... :)