Friday, September 23, 2016

Table For Two still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Table For Two still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I painted this for my entry for Savannah Christmas on The River Show.
I had to send in a painting 50% complete and I thought that once again you might like to see the process for my paintings. Oil painting done Alla Prima on 24x12 stretched canvas. I left some bold brush strokes while leaving areas of thick rich paint created by using a palette knife. I added the bright yellow spot of color on the left upper area of the jar and laid in a little purplish right beside it for contrast. I added highlights to the pears and painted the table cloth in and then dragged paint down and across to make the table cloth under the towel.
 This is the start of the painting blocked mainly just establishing location without much crisp detail.
 Next I added the cloth, table edge, and pears.
This is where I start adding the background color and making the water to look like water by going pretty light in the background inside the glass jar. I also add lighter, brighter green yellow stems. I try to keep the cloth without a lot of crisp detail inside and behind the jar so my main focus will not compete for attention.

I would love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Rosie dog painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Rosie dog painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
My grandson recently got a little pug. Her name is Rosie. He begged and begged me to paint her.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Where I Grew Up landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Where I Grew Up landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
This too is a little darker than the actual painting. Maybe I will try to take another photo.
8x10 oil on canvas panel.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

When The Air Is Cool landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

When The Air Is Cool landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
The original painting is not quite this dark but close. 8x10 oil on canvas panel. I don't really know why I don't usually paint landscapes. I think just because it is an unfamiliar area for me. I hope you are patient with me if you are a follower as I branch out to another venue. Yes, yes I will soon paint still life again.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Late Summer Blooms landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan


Late Summer Blooms landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I am working on the faded mist of the faraway woods. Of course I had to add a portion of fence. Actually The bottom painting is the first one and I called it done but as I looked closer for a little while I knew the color of the water just was not quite right. The top picture is after I went back and added a darker element to the water giving it a stronger more important look. I like it better anyway. I also added more orange in the water and you just can't go wrong with that right?  8x10 oil on canvas panel. landscape.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fenced In landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Fenced In landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I thought I would paint a few landscape paintings for a change and this is the latest in maybe a mini series. I worked a pit to get different shades of gray. It was interesting to use blues and greens with a touch of black. I hope you like it. 10x8 oil on canvas panel. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Babbling Stream landscape by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Babbling Stream landscape by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
The actual picture is brighter but I am just no good with a camera. This was a joy to paint. 8x10 oil on canvas panel. Landscape.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Violets Among Roses still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan


Violets Among Roses still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Painting is so relaxing. At times I start to get uptight about it and then I make myself take a deep breath and realize that is not drudgery. I do get angry if the painting does not go like I want It to.  I bought this little creamer pitcher in Maine a couple of years ago. It is delicate and one of my favorites. This painting if a 10x8 oil on canvas panel. I painted it on Labor Day this year. I had the most trouble with the basket handle.



The Tiny Barn landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

The Tiny Barn landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I painted this on a 4x4 canvas panel. Wow! It seemed strange painting so small. $20

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Susie Q cow painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Susie Q cow painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Loving just putting paint down and allowing it to do it's own thing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Place Like No Other landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

A Place Like No Other landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I struggled with this. I guess because I mostly paint still life. It was fun but I was quite exhausted when I finally got finished. 8x10 oil on canvas panel.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Friday, September 2, 2016

A Secluded Place of Peace landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

A Secluded Place of Peace landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I don't know if I can get used to this or not. I did use a palette knife quite a lot in this piece.
10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Paint Me A Tree landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan


Paint Me A Tree landscape painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
My daughter often says paint a landscape mama...So here it is. I have to say not exactly my comfort zone. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bye Bye Birdie still life by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Bye Bye Birdie still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I am amazed how limited my art props are. I have painted this same little bird several times.
I really need to visit the thrift store for something fresh. I will keep you posted.
10x8 oil on canvas panel.