Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tomorrows Snack still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Tomorrows Snack still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
While painting outside at the wrong time of day is like constantly chasing the shadows and light and if that isn't bad enough try painting outdoors when it is overcast. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Plenty still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Plenty still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I love tea pitchers and so when I found this white one at TJ MAXX I could not resist. Again, I took it on our camping trip to paint. I don't even know how it did not get broke after all it is pretty delicate.
10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gathering still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Gathering still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
While I was camping at LaGrange , Ga. I bought fruit and set this up on the Picnic table. My camera
took this a little darker than it actually is. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Faraway Gazing sunflower demo still life by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Faraway Gazing sunflower demo still life by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I decided to share my painting process with you today. Instead of painting in my studio I just set this still life up in my living room and painted as I watched TV. This is the final picture and I posted it twice just so it would post right.
 1. I start by blocking in placement with darks and light.

 I moved the cup and decided to leave the frog out...
 After I got the basic focus blocked in I decide to Paint in the dark background. This will change a lot as the painting progresses.
 My palette starting at bottom and going left Cad yellow light, Cad red light, Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Pthalo Blue, Indigo Blue, Sap Green and Titanium white in the center. I know it looks a mess.

 I add in the light foreground


 Adding more detail to the glass and the cup also adding lighter blue on the cup. Also blurring the distant sunflower petals.
 I added the petals on the table just for more yellow to tie everything in.
 I now blur the edges of the pitcher to shift focus.
Now I add in the yellow flowers on the vase and complete the table cloth by dragging light whitish blue paint across and down with a palette knife leaving rough texture. I hope you enjoyed this little demo of how I approach and oil painting. This is a 10x8 oil on canvas panel.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Strange Breakfast still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Strange Breakfast still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I bought radishes. Maybe I should not have grouped them with a strawberry. Oh Well!
10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Family Reunion still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Family Reunion still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
We went camping last weekend. I stopped by Walmart and bought fruit yep just to paint while I was gone. I picked up a huge bag of cherries because they looked so wonderful. Deciding I only needed a few I emptied them all out except a few. Shocked I was to find they were almost four dollars for just a handful. Crazy!!! I couldn't believe it but they did taste yummy when I finally ate them. Frantic for just one more thing I pulled some long grass and put in a vase. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Love Boat still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Love Boat still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Ok, So here is the truth...I painted this and thought of Banana Boat but then looking at the enduring position of the cherries decided instead to name it love boat after all the banana is kinda shaped like a boat. 10x8 oil on canvas panel. I am really proud of the floral cloth and the solid blue strip cloth. I am venturing out in my set ups and adding more items/interest.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Baa Baa Black Sheep still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Baa Baa Black Sheep still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I know, I know this sheep is not black but I just could not think of another name for this painting. I was kinda nervous about painting the sheep. He is from the nativity collection of Willow Tree. I have had him for years but just decided to try and paint him. Hoping you like it. 14x11 oil on canvas panel.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

That Little Blue Vase still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

That Little Blue Vase still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I amazes me that sometimes life takes a chunk out of my time and I can't paint for a while and then,
I paint, and I am smiling again. I am the happiest ever and I find myself in a happy place in front of my easel. Sometimes I paint from a photo but enough can not be said about painting from a life setup still life. Love it!!!
10x8 oil painting on canvas panel. Still life.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Choices still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Choices still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Of course when I paint something I never know what to name it. I just paint it and then the name just comes. Maybe not always the best one but at least something. I added the lime and the cherry just for a little fun interest. So which choice would you choose a cherry or a lime. I made this artist bear. My first and only one. It was quite a challenge. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Really Good Book still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

A Really Good Book still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
This was actually a dictionary that my Granddaughters friend just happened to leaved on the coffee table. It just screamed paint me, so I did. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Boot Scootin still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Boot Scootin still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I found this little miniature boot at Hobby Lobby and I knew I just had to have it. The flowers from my yard. 10x8 oil on canvas panel. $100

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Some Silly Bird still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Some Silly Bird still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
My granddaughter bought me this silly chicken a couple years ago but I haven't painted it until now.
I bought the little stainless bowl just the other day so there you have it Old and New. 10x8 oil on canvas panel.


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sometimes I Just Want Fruit still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan

Sometimes I Just Want Fruit still life painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I thought I would paint those hydrangeas just once more before the fall apart and whither. Maybe I do one more of them tomorrow. We will see. 14x11 oil on canvas panel.