Sunday, December 18, 2016

Inside the Chocolaterie

"Inside the Chocolaterie"
6x6 inch/ 15,2 x 15,2 cm
oil on gessobord

There is this lovely chocolate shop in Voorschoten, I can make a bunch of paintings from it. It's great from the outside, the inside and the little handmade chocolates are art by itself. I will certainly get back there for more inspiration.

I made some pictures of the progress:

I tone the background with a thinned down burned umber. I set up the big shapes with thin burned umber. I wipe out the areas that aren't right.

Because I want to finish this painting in one day, I add the important colors I don't want contaminated with dark or light, first.
 I quickly block in the rest. So far it's always fun. From now on it can go uphill or downhill..
Adding details, take distance, don't overwork it: done!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Horse power

"Horse power"
5x7 inch / 12,7 x 17,8 cm
oil on gessobord
I just need it regularly, to paint a beautiful horse. I am back at the stables weekly and reinfected with the horse virus. You like them or you don't. I did for as long as I can remember.