Last night was the Crocker Museum Auction of Big Names Small Art (BNSA). Primarily of small arts to be auctioned off. 100% goes to the Crocker for art education and exhibits. I donated one of my favorite paintings of four years ago. After being exhibited in various places, it finally found a home at this auction. Thanks to another artist, Dawn Pederson who kept tabs on my painting, the last bid known was at $325.
I love painting from the top view. I found that slicing up the fruits have very interesting textures. Especially grapefruits, oranges, lemons and avocados. Their symmetrical and circular shapes make interesting compositions.
This painting was done strictly using palette knife. I found that I can’t render so much but have to consider what color to use before actually applying it on the canvas.
These paintings of pumpkins were painted around 2013. Recently someone bought one of them. I had completed forgotten they were around and thought I had destroyed them.
Starting to paint for a major upcoming show in January 2019. So most of works that I’m painting now will not be up for sale until after the show.
I’m excited to say that I’m participating in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor 2018 Challenge. What I’m understanding about doing direct watercolor is to paint with pure watercolor. I cheated. I started out with a gestural pencil sketch and then add watercolor in a free forming fashion. The originator of the challenge is Marc Taro Holmes and his blog post explains more on the process.
My set up is using the early morning light.