One Year/100 Paintings #80 - Portrait painting made during figure drawing session at Zoll Studio. Two hour study painted in Procreate on 12.9” iPad Pro with Apple Pencil.
#30 - One Year/100 Paintings - The Village - white gouache mixed with watercolor in pocket Stillman and Birn Beta series sketchbook. Study from a Morguefile.com reference photo on lunch break.
#29 - One Year/100 Paintings - PIneapple - gouache and watercolor in Moleskine watercolor album. I was inspired to paint this pineapple by a photo I took at my sister's place in Florida, though I didn't paint it until returning to Hanover.
#28 - One Year/100 Paintings - Perennial Plant - watercolor and gouache in Moleskine watercolor album. We went to visit my sister in Florida, and she had a vibrant orange perennial plant in her landscaped garden (she wasn't sure what it was called). I was drawn to the leaves on the plant, but I will say in my attempt to paint it in a more abstract manner, I have not achieved the vibrancy of the leaves in this painting.
#25 - One Year/100 Paintings - Green Pepper - Grumbacher Opaque Watercolor. The first of three pepper paintings that I made while having coffee and breakfast at McDonald's on a Saturday morning a few weeks ago. Painted from Morgefile.com reference photo.
#24 - One Year/100 Paintings - Tugboat at the Baltimore Inner Harbor - Plein Air painting with Urban Sketchers Baltimore - gouache and watercolor in Moleskine watercolor album. This was the second painting of the day and though I do like the look of the painting, I feel that the tugboat appears to be sinking, much like the Titanic.
#17 - One Year/100 Paintings - Tomatillos - 6 x 4 Acrylic on canvas board. This was another one of the vegetables that we've never eaten that I picked up at the grocery store to use as a painting subject. I took a photo of the tomatillos to use for my painting before cooking them up in a side dish of Tomatillo Rice. Both Brenda and I felt the dish to be a little overbearing, but not horrible to eat. I found the rice was better cooked up the next morning with scrambled eggs and melted cheese.
#16 - One Year/100 Paintings - Red Beets, still life - Acrylic on 6 x 4 canvas board. Seeking new ideas for paintings, I picked up fresh vegetables that looked interesting with the intention of finding a new recipe to use them after painting them. We made oven roasted red beets as a side dish for one of our meals, they still tasted pretty much like any other time I've had red beets.
This was painted in the early am, before work, in just over an hour. The short time limit is to force myself to work quickly, and simplify the strokes as much as possible while still being able to recognize the subject matter. Perhaps I should push the limits further and paint in a totally abstract or impressionistic fashion, without worrying about capturing a likeness to the subject.
#14 - One Year/100 Paintings - Camera Still Life - 4 x 4 acrylic on canvas board. Another camera still life that is similar in style to the previous one. This is a 620 roll film camera from my collection of over 150 cameras.
#13 - One Year/100 Paintings - Virtual Plein Air - Random Mapcrunch View - 4 x 6 acrylic on canvas board. I feel like a painting style may be emerging with these last few paintings aside from the camera still life. Trying to simplify the scenes and add simple strokes and spots of color. My paint colors still look very saturated, I will try to mute them down a bit more in future paintings.