|Christmas Reflections Acrylic 8x8" Click to Bid|
Friday, December 21, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
|Maureen's Pastries 8x8" Acrylic Click to Bid|
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
|Cafe Roma's Pastries Acrylic on Gessoboard 8x8" Click to Bid|
Monday, December 10, 2012
|4 Barns, Acrylic, 8x8" each Click to Bid|
When you get the value structure right, you can plug in all sorts of feisty colors. I took a photo of a barn, did a 3 value sketch of it and then played with color. It's fun - and addictive - to take an image and spin it off into many color schemes.
Speaking of color schemes, my latest book, "Color Theory - An essential guide to color - from basic principles to practical applications" arrived today in the mail. It looks great, if I say so myself. The publisher did a fabulous job keeping the colors accurate. It was quite an undertaking - I created over 60 paintings and numerous color charts, diagrams, color wheels and more. The only paintings that were not mine were my husband's - 3 oil portraits illustrating Asian, light and dark-skinned Black flesh tones. It's a real treat to see the final published book. Hmmm, I think a celebration is in order...something bubbly!
Posted by Patti Mollica at 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2012
|White Tulips 12x12" Acrylic on Canvas Click to Bid|
I always find painting white subjects on white backgrounds a bit challenging. I gave that homework assignment to my students, who also found it challenging. I decided to do a demo for them - which proved to be - you guessed it...challenging, (and it came out way too colorful, almost fauvist). Not to be beat by my own assignment, I went to my studio and set up this still life and painted it. Then I did it two more times smaller and faster, with different colors, just to play around...
Posted by Patti Mollica at 9:54 PM