Sunday, February 16, 2014
Have you ever noticed how everything turns that reddish tone right as the sun has dropped below the horizon? I decided to explore just that this time in the painting below. When I first set it in, everything was so monotone...RED.
I wasn't happy with yesterday's results so I set to work on it this morning. I think it looks a lot better in this finished form. I love the use of contrast on a painting and usually I use extreme color contrast to achieve what I want. But for this painting, I wanted the contrast to be more subtle, so I incorporated a little yellow and some clean pink. I like the final results, but would love to hear what you think.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
The fourth sunset in the new series; Local Sunsets is one finished. I added a little more coral/pink and really Ike the way it now stands out. The next two sunsets will be looking West from the east side of Cincinnati. This way the city is more of a silhouette n front.of the sunset.
Friday, February 14, 2014
I decided to start the next phase of my Local Sunset series. This is a 6x8 oil painting of the sun setting behind downtown Cincinnati. My plan is to come back to it tomorrow after it has a little time to setup.
Have a safe and warm afternoon.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This is the fourth sunset in the new series; Local Sunset. This was also from the hill overlooking Covington. I have really enjoyed working in these four pieces. I'll let the oil setup. Little this evening ang go back to this piece to add the final touches in the morning.
I have been staying close to home this week in order to pay special attention to my newest family member. On Saturday I was able to pick up Sherry. (Special Thanks to my neighbor for driving)
Sherry is a little more than five years old. She was posted on Petfinder and that adorable face said come and get me. We are adapting to each other and having a great time doing it. She is fine with me painting in the dinning room but she can't see me from her perch on the couch when I'm in the studio. Every couple of minutes she is up checking on me, so.the dinning room table has been cleared off this week just for her.
Hope you are staying warm and dry.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Looking West #3
Oil on Museum Quality Panel
Suzzanna Frank Fine Art
This is the third painting in this new series of sunsets. I am still in the same location, on the hill near my home, I just shifted a little so it was possible to include the wall and pine tree. I hope to be able to finish one more piece from this location and then move on down the street in order to get in a few with the Cincinnati Skyscape included. More snow is scheduled for tomorrow so will have to see how things go .
Saturday, February 1, 2014
What a great FINAL Friday at the Pendleton Art Center. A short break between winter storms and lots of people were out last night trying to enjoy it. If you missed last nights fun why not stop on by this afternoon for AIA from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Have a great day