This is my “Simple Sushi” painting. My painting palette is really simple, which makes the painting process kind of interesting. I don’t own a tube of black. I always felt like black paint has ugly characteristics and doesn’t really belong anywhere in nature. My palette is red, blue, yellow and white. All you need is a little patience, but once you start mixing these colors the possibilities are endless.
Well today is Throwback Thursday, and instead of just posting an old image, I am going to release a new print, of an old image. you can visit my etsy shop or contact me. Or, just let me know what you think. 🙂
Another original sushi painting. Oil on 16”X11” limited edition prints will be available at the end of august.
here is a sneak peek at a portion of the sushi series up for display! Let me know if it makes you hungry?
Quite often, while scrolling through blogs and photos of art, particularly paintings, I pause. I stop and stare at a painting for a minute or two and wonder if this is digital art. or did someone really achieve these amazing effects with just oils and a paint brush. Well typically, it is digital art, but not today. I came a across a beautiful portrait that had these gestural characteristics, but the color and blending was so sharp and accurate that it looked real. I thought there was no way this was a traditional piece of art. And then I saw the name. John Singer Sargent.
His portrait paintings are so flawless, but also very gestural and impressionistic. He has always been one of my largest inspirations, and after wasting another significant portion of my day staring at beautiful paintings, I am reminded why he inspires me, and why I love painting.
This is a link to the ‘entire body of work’ by John Singer Sargent, which one is your favorite? Let’s see if you can get lost in the artwork, just like I did.
I always get excited when there is cream cheese in the sushi. Although, I can only imagine that cream cheese in the sushi is far from traditional. It’s always delicious!
9”X14″ Oil on stretched canvas.
The thing that keeps me going is finding artwork that inspires me beyond my own expectations. to see something so epic, and surreal, that my mind is taken to new places. Today I found an artist, that actually made me have to stop and waste several hours of my day staring at image after image. Michael Cheval is a surrealist painter that paints beautiful realistic portraits, but also with surrealist qualities. He has several other paintings which are all arranged into different series that represent a specific theme; Nature of absurdity, illusion of absurdity, sense of absurdity, and several other themes. The themes are strange, to say the least, but still seem very appropriate and traditional. Almost as though they were taken from some fictional history book. there is no real way for me to identify or describe this artwork. You must see it for yourself. I am in awe of what some people can do with a paintbrush.
This is a tutorial that talks about all different types of drawing styles. It’s so important to know that everyone has a different style, and the main objective here is not that you guys learn to draw like me, but that you use my drawing strategies and tips to personalize your own style and become more confident in your own drawings.