Monday, August 31, 2015

COLORFUL IMPRESSIONIST 4x6 STILL LIFE by TOM BROWN

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

MUSCULAR MALE FIGURE 8x10 ORIGINAL OIL by TOM BROWN

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During a plein air workshop I conducted for a group of other artists, we set up our easels beneath shade trees along the edge of these fields. This is one of the two paintings I did that day while teaching the workshop.

This particular worker was very muscular, and made a dramatic subject to paint. He was aware that several of us were painting him and he would occasionally pause for us before resuming his labor in the fields. He later came over to see the results, and seemed very proud to have appeared in our paintings.

We wanted to capture this moment while we could because the land was soon to become a new residential community. This was the final harvest, and we knew it would be our last chance to capture it on canvas. We saw heavy earth-moving equipment being brought in as we painted.

I have always been happy that I had the chance to record this before the moment was lost forever. In fact I was so pleased with the two paintings I did that day that I’ve had them both hanging on my studio walls since then. But now it’s time to let them find new homes, and so I’m finally offering them here. The other painting is in another of my eBay auctions. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed painting them. And thanks for stopping to look.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

FINAL HARVEST, 8x10 PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

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During a plein air workshop I conducted for a group of other artists, we set up our easels beneath shade trees along the edge of these fields. This is one of the two paintings I did that day while teaching the workshop.

We wanted to capture this moment in our paintings while we could because the land was soon to become a new residential community. This was the final harvest, and we knew it would be our last chance to capture it on canvas. We saw heavy earth-moving equipment being brought in as we painted.

I have always been happy that I had the chance to record this before the moment was lost forever. In fact I was so pleased with the two paintings I did that day that I’ve had them both hanging on my studio walls since then. But now it’s time to let them find new homes, and so I’m finally offering them here. The other painting is in another of my eBay auctions. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed painting them. And thanks for stopping to look.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

$14.98 CALIFORNIA POSTCARD PAINTING, ORIGINAL OIL by TOM BROWN

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This is an original oil painting on card stock. It’s like a hand-painted postcard from California. A typical Los Angeles cliché: cars, cars, cars and palm trees.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

HOW TO PAINT THIS by TOM BROWN

An artist watching me paint this carefully photographed every step of the process as the painting developed.

When I finished, he suggested I create a mini-tutorial so other artists could try this approach. He felt it was very unique and interesting. A fun new way to use oils, with great results. I agreed.

So I’ve done that. It’s now an eBook you can download as a pdf. It’s sort of like a mini workshop where you can look over my shoulder as I develop this painting. You’ll see each step of the process along with my explanation of what I was doing and why. Then you can try it yourself.

For one thing, this was painted on a toned surface. And the surface was a card stock, not canvas. Which immediately alters the behavior of oil paints as they are applied. And that opens up new opportunities to use the interesting techniques and results you’ll see here. Check it out and see for yourself.

You can download the eBook HERE. I’m charging just $10 (hey, I had to charge something for all this.) And I think you’ll enjoy trying this method yourself. It could open a whole new window of opportunity for you.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

FRAMED PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE by TOM BROWN

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Many times when I come upon a scene like this I like to use the palette knife to paint with. It’s much more immediate than brushes. I simply open my pochade paint box and dive in. No brushes to select or solvents to prepare. I just grab my palette knife and have at it. 

My paints are already laid out in the pochade box and my panel is fastened in place, so there’s no preparation. I can begin painting immediately when the inspiration is upon me. 

This is a terrific example. It was a beautiful serene setting and I wanted to get that feeling into the painting. The palette knife was the perfect tool for the job. And I think this captured exactly what I felt at the moment. I hope it brings you a sense of peace and restfulness too. Thanks for looking and have a great day.

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