Wednesday, June 12, 2013
20" x 16" oil on canvas
I an starting to feel that my efforts at abstract painting are paying off, in that when painting from observation I am more in tuned with shapes and colors and relationships with in the format of the painting. I am mostly pleased with this, though running out of time I butchered the hands...perhaps I will spend with this and paint into the hands a bit so that they are not so butch!
Posted by Alice Andreini at 9:47 PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
8" x 8" oil on canvas
It has been a long time since I last posted. I have been painting, but big abstracts which I have decided not to post on the blog, because they are so different and no, tt very good. Every once in a while, when I need a break, I will do a little still life. This one with the reflections was a lot of fun, though I find strawberries a challenge, I must remember to squint more!
Posted by Alice Andreini at 10:09 PM
Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Saturday, May 25, 2013
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
" Driving Out of town"
11" x 8" acrylic on canvas panel
" Fire Season"
8" x 11" oil on canvas
These are a couple of recent abstract efforts. Please tell me what you think of them! I in the process of enlarging the first one to a 20" x 30" canvas. I am finding that it is not simple a matter of copying like I did a as scenic painter. Instead, the small painting is like a seed and the larger painting takes on a life of its own. It's tough!
Posted by Alice Andreini at 9:01 PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013
11" x 14" oil on canvas board
14" x 11"
Here are two attempts at Plein Aire painting. i went to the beach last week before I got smacked down by a cold. I find it very difficult to see the colors when painting outside. It is also very conventional. Though the second composition is a bit more interesting, neither is very good.....but I will keep working at it
Posted by Alice Andreini at 9:19 PM
Thursday, May 2, 2013
14" x 11" oil on canvas board
Consistency has not been one of my virtues lately. I am finally at the end of suffering through a terrible cold which my excuse for not posting and because I am exploring new things, my work has been a bit "eclectic" ( i.e. all over the place).
Here is another study with the intent of being more abstract and contemporary in color palette and approach. Though I got a bit fussy with the details at the end, I kind of like it.
Posted by Alice Andreini at 9:38 PM
Friday, April 26, 2013
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
This is a small study that I did for a larger piece. I made some bold color choices and I like it. It feels like I turned a corner and finally found a path that suits me. This is the direction that I want to go with my work....it is the type of art that I can live with. The palette was heavily influenced by William Theophilos Brown who I recently discovered through the book Bay Area Figurative art. here is one of his pieces (though not the piece that influenced the palette above.)
Posted by Alice Andreini at 7:35 PM
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
14" x 11" oil on canvas
This is a quick 1/2 hour study. I haven't done quick oil studies like this before and i was a bit fearful, but it seems that i do better when I don't have too much time to think. I did four of these yesterday and for the most part they turned out well. This is a glimpse of what one of may paintings may look like before I proceed to overwork it.
Posted by Alice Andreini at 9:36 AM