"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Friday, March 4, 2011

Classroom Studies

12x16 oil on canvas - Simple Shapes study
10x12 Oil on linen - Paper Bag Study

8x10 Oil on Linen - Plein air study, just gathering information

Here are couple of really fun studies from the class I'm taking with Ron Arthaud. This class is very laid back and fun. Most definitely making me think outside of my Box! The last is a quick plein air study from earlier this week when I was able to get out in MY classroom in the snow for painting and a little cross country skiing before the weather took a turn for the worst.

Below is the beginning of a larger palette knife painting.
For this painting I work on a section and let it setup (dry) for a few days so when I start putting on the next layer of thick paint it won't muddy up my sky and distant mountains. I am sure praying this painting turns out...love it so far!

Palette Knife Oil on chessoed hardboard

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R Yvonne Colclasure said...

Thanks for posting your class studies. It looks like FUN. Those are large, too.

Susie Galvin said...

Hey... Your studies are great...Who would think bags could be so interesting....Am impressed with both of them... Also, the snow and trees are looking good..

Michelle said...

HAve I mentioned how much I love your palette knife works?!

Kathryn Grider said...

Thank YOU!! I'm finally getting a chance to catch up on comments.
the class studies are FUN! and teaching me a great deal of information.

I LOVE PALETTE Knife painting too! I feel very liberated when I decide to paint this way.

Thanks to everyone for your comments.