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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Art Crash

Peter Plagens writes an outstanding article in today's Newsweek about how the contemporary art market has been as bloated as every other industry and warped to art's detriment. We're optimistic that the crash will turn people back to quality!! http://www.newsweek.com/id/185786

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bouquet #2 - Day 1

This is day 1 of a 11 x 14 commission of a bouquet. I'm painting it in sessions to a high level of finish, in front of a live studio audience. I promise not to tinker with it offline!

Come see the next live painting session if you want to watch the next stage.


Glazing Demonstration Video

I've wanted to put together a video tutorial for a while, and here is my first one! This is on the subject of glazing an oil painting.

Don't get me wrong, YouTube is great for a lot of things, but this demo is delivered in .wmv format and has closeups, explanations and step by step instructions. The video is much, much clearer than the YouTube compression allows, and you can save the download to your harddrive and watch it whenever you like.

Download the video for $5 using PayPal.

Or, watch the free preview below (YouTube quality):



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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

LIVE PAINTING WEDNESDAY MORNING


I'll be painting tomorrow morning live at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lisa-gloria-painting. 9:30 am CST. I might even toss out a tweet to let people know, because even though I am old, I'm trying to be pro-technology.


Here's the ref, a commission from someone who owns another floral painting and would like to have a set:

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chickens #7 - Java Roosters in Spring


20 x 16 inches, oil on canvas. About 1/2 of the second day was painted in front of a live studio audience. After that session was over, the foreground still needed doing and some changes to the lead rooster.
I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

LIVE PAINTING SESSION

Tomorrow morning I'll be trying to paint live in front of the camera. 9:30 am, cst. I'll work on the new chickens. Or possibly the apples. You just never know with me.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lisa-gloria-painting

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Monday, February 16, 2009

WIP Chickens #7 - Java Roosters in Spring - Day 1

20 x 16, oil on canvas, day 1.

I'm working on some paintings to send to a gallery in NC. I have several commissions I'm working on too. But I'll post a few small ones here and there that I can sell directly.


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Sunday, February 15, 2009

WIP: Apples and Japanese Lamp - Day 1

18 x 24 inches, oil on canvas, day 1.

I thought it would be interesting to compose a painting around repeating round shapes and asymmetrical arcs. I'm sort of obsessed with the teardrop vase shapes right now too.

Normally I wouldn't put so much detail into an underpainting, but I was really enjoying this.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Chickens #6 - Java Roosters

9 x 12, oil on canvas. I TRIED to demo this painting live, but the Internet just wouldn't play along. Thank you to everyone who tried to tune in for your patience. Bummer! I will try again next week, and hope for the best.

This painting is SOLD. BE, Washington DC.

Live painting - Roosters

I'm painting live this morning at 9:30 CST. You can tune in to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lisa-gloria-painting if you would like to watch. It will hopefully be recorded for future viewing, if I can figure out the buttons.
EDIT: unfortunately, this bombed after about an hour. We're not amused.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Daffodils in progress

12 x 9. I'd like to have another day with this one, I think. I like the greenery but I think the flowers and bg could use a little somethin.

BTW, this reference photo was taken by my pal Chia Lynn Evers, which took this photo and a bunch of other nifty images under perfectly grey skies, last your in Ireland. Actual daffodils, in actual Ireland!

LIVE PAINTING SESSION WEDNESDAY

I'll be doing another live painting session tomorrow, Wednesday, 9:30 -1:00 CST (Chicago time). http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lisa-gloria-painting

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Carnations #3 Day 4

Today I brought the vase to a nearly final level of finish using a glazing method. Once the highlights were in, it started to look like the picture in my mind, and I'm excited to finish the flowers.

Incidentally, I made a video of the glazing, so if anyone's interested in how to use glazing for details, I'll post a link to it when it's finished.


Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Pomegranate & Silver Sugar Bowl

9 x 12" oil on canvas.

This painting was done in front of a virtual audience today. What fun! Thanks to everyone who participated in the online painting demonstration... We need a name for my show. I'm taking suggestions! :-)

I'll post a note when the next one will be, and I'll see about managing my technical difficulties a little better! Thanks for your patience!







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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

LIVE painting session 2-4-09

Tomorrow morning, I'll be using my shiny new webcam to broadcast the day's painting LIVE, as it happens, across the web. All the fun of watching paint dry, with none of the intoxicating fumes. There's a chat room too!

Tune in, 9am CST to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lisa-gloria-painting to watch some chickens get painted. Or a still life. I don't know for sure yet. Probably chickens.

Since this will be my first broadcast, please cut me yards and yards of slack. Be kind.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Peeled Orange and Silver Cup

6 x 8", oil on canvas on panel. Alla prima.

This painting took twice as long as usual because that orange segment was 3 orange segments for most of the time, but I just couldn't make it go. So eventually I just wiped off the segments and laid this little guy on his side. How demure. Way, way, way better.

It used to be really hard for me to wipe things out. I'd get attached to the work I'd already put in, and keep trying to fix things when clearly they weren't fixable. Now, I just scrape or wipe things off and start again. It's sort of exhilerating. There's a real moment of terror in there!

I have a movie of this one but I have to see it first. Maybe watching myself screw up won't be any fun.

Also, I used a 6500 degree rated compact fluorescent bulb instead of the ott-light, and changed my color checking position, trying to work a better lighting situation. I know there's a lot of glare on the photo, but I like the colors quite a bit.



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