I set up this little still life this afternoon in my studio under natural light. I often use artificial lighting but there is something undeniably special about north light. I'm experimenting with a new color palette in this one Hansa Yellow, Transparent Orange, Napthol Red, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Blue, Anthraquinone Blue, Ivory Black, and Titanium White.
After watching the second Gaurdians of the Galaxy movie I decided I just had to paint Yondu a.k.a. Mary Poppins.
Today was my daughters 8th birthday party. It was a huge crazy fun affair. My wife made a beautiful cake and 30 kids showed up. While we were getting ready I snagged a goody bag and painted it. This painting is 7" x 11".
I painted this Study in my studio last night using primarily a #10 bristle flat.
Here are 4 more studies of my mountain model, lit to simulate different times of day.
I had a bunch of my flesh tone mixtures left over from yesterday, so I did a portrait of one on my favorite actors today.
I painted a self portait today for the first time in a few years, I've really been enjoying painting a wider variety of subjects. This is painted in a Zorn Palette consisting of Yellow Ocre, Ivory Black, Napthol Red, and Titanium White.
I painted this a Plein Aire piece near my home yesterday morning.
Hi there I'm Austin. I am a Husband, Father and Impressionist Oil Painter. Most of my paintings on this blog are small still life paintings. These are all painted by me in one session using a technique known as Alla Prima. All of these small still life paintings are available to bid on eBay, just click the link below each post. Thanks for visiting.