Available on ebay,
Thursday, March 15, 2018
I started this new painting over and old one. The previous painting was never finished and I decided to sand it down and start something fresh. You can still see bits of the old paint behind my new drawing. (By the way, if you are sanding down an old painting, if you pour a little OMS -odorless mineral spirits, onto the painting and then "wet sand" it with sand paper, there is no dust, and easier to clean up.)
I don't know why I chose these objects to paint, other than they were interesting shapes and made a nice arrangement together... in the end, I changed the colors of the butterfly... I think it's finished, not quite sure yet. Thank you for looking!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Cyclamen are so fun to paint and draw, their petals twist and turn in every direction! I bought the cyclamen plant in the store, and the forsythia are from a bush in my yard. They aren't in bloom yet, it is too early, but I cut some twigs from it and brought them inside. After a few days in water, they began to bloom!
Below are some work in progress photos, I began on a toned canvas board, with a dry wash of burnt sienna (or similar color, I forget).
Then with thin raw umber and a small brush, I drew the flowers and then filled in with color.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
This painting was given the "Best of Show" ribbon in the Suburban Rochester Art Group's annual Holiday art show. It is only a 5x5, but a sweet little painting. It is available now on ebay, unframed.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
I liked the contrast of autumn and summer in this painting. The summer flowers are in the background, as autumn has arrived with it's harvests of vegetables.
This is painted on linen that is mounted on a hardboard panel.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
I started this one a bit differently. I thinly painted some transparent red oxide onto the white gessoed surface of the board, and then started painting the background and apple. The reddish color shows through and is mixed in here and there and I liked the effect.
It was difficult to get the colors right in the photograph. The background is such a beautiful soft gray, greenish.. bluish... lovely mix. The same thing with the table top, it's very white, with small flecks of subtle color.
Thank you for looking today!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Here is the finished painting, and also a "photo- shopped" framed image to show how it might look in a frame. The painting is sold unframed.
Scroll down to the previous post to see work in progress photos.
Thanks for looking!
|pastel set with turpentine|
Thursday, August 24, 2017
I finally finished this painting! I have a photo of this work in progress on my Instagram @dbeckscooper. I posted it there from my ipad, and I'm just not sure how to post it here as I'm using my desktop computer...? Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, it is so short! Here we are nearing the end of August already.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Every so often I'll see a painting of a suspended bunch of grapes, and I've been wanting to try to do one myself. So, today was the day, and I love how it came out! I started out with the light casting a long shadow, but I changed it later.
Also, for fun, I digitally put the image in a frame just to see how it would look. (The actual painting is not framed)
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017