Here you’ll find videos I’ve made while doing some of my daily paintings. Many more are available on my YouTube Channel
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.
Yellow Apples – Narrated Oil Painting Lesson
Papaya – Time Lapse Demonstration
Napa Cabbage Oil Painting Demonstration
Daily painting for January 3, 2015 7×10 oil on hardboard
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.