Here you’ll find videos I’ve made while doing some of my daily paintings. The videos are greatly sped up to make them more interesting to watch. These painting demonstrations dont have any narration, but rather just provide a glimpse into my process.
I always work from life. I’ve tried working from photographs a long time ago and found it did not work for me. I like to be able to look at my subjects from all the different angles. I also want to be able to look into the shadows and see all the details and colors. With a photograph, things are flattened, and you have to make a lot of things up.
I do my daily paintings on gessoed boards and plywood. I apply at least 3 layers of artist quality gesso to make sure that the oil in the paint does not absorb into the surface. I only use pure linseed oil as my medium, since I paint indoors and prefer to not breath fumes.
Napa Cabbage Oil Painting Demonstration
Daily painting for January 3, 2015 7×10 oil on hardboard
Green Onions Oil Painting Demo
Daily painting for January 2, 2015 6×8 oil on hardboard
Strawberries Oil Painting Demonstration
Daily painting for January 1, 2015 5×7 oil on hardboard
Self Portrait Oil Painting Demonstration
Daily painting for Jan 1 2015 Oil on board 6×8
Red Potatoes Oil Painting Demo
Daily painting for December 30, 2015 Oil on board 6×8
Two Pears on a Plate Oil Painting Demo
Daily painting for December 28, 2014 6×8 oil on board
All of these paintings are done in one sitting, using Ala Prima style of painting (wet on wet). I really enjoy this way of painting because the results are always fresh and loose. Feel free to leave a comment.