Thursday, September 5, 2013
Oleanders, Peaches and Handy Hint.
Oleanders and Peaches
7"x5" oil on canvas panel $100. SOLD
#5 in the 30 day challenge
I decided to throw in a formal still life or two during this
challenge. This one is even smaller than usual.
I have been asked how I manage to paint what
looks like a large painting composition,
but on a panel size so small.
Easy...I stand far enough back from my set-up
so that it is all actual size. (not as far back as you
I have a piece of glass from a photo frame
the same size as my canvas (in this case 5x7)
and I hold it up in front of me and move back from
my set-up until it fills the space the way I want it.
I then take a magic marker and
(as I am holding the glass with other hand) mark off
the main spots. I have found this works much better
for me than the regular viewfinder.
I lay the glass over the panel to check I like the design
and then I can either trace the marks or lift up and
nudge a few spots in as a guide if I want, but anymore
I find I only use it as a guide.
(I do tape the edges of the glass with scotch tape.)
Labels: daily painter. blog., floral still life, fracturing technique. julie ford oliver, handy hint., impressionism, oil on canvas, red and white oleanders
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.