Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Peder Mork Monsted

For years I've been studying the paintings of Peder Mork Monsted. I love the way he captures values, color, lighting, and form. Here are 4 of my studies of his work. He worked in oil paint, but I thought I'd see if I could reproduce his technique in several different mediums.

Acrylic paint (Golden Matte Acrylic)

Oil paint

Acrylic paint (Nova Paint)

Casein paint 

What amazes me about Monsted is that his paintings seem almost photographic, but they are actually fairly loosely painted. I think it is his mastery of values and lighting that creates this effect.  My first attempt was with oil paint, but I discovered that I can capture this style just as well in acrylic or casein. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Paintings Sketches

More painting sketches - all from the last week or so. All painted on location in less than an hour.

Acrylic on paper
6x8 inch
From Tumamoc Hill. Everything is drying up, but the saguaros are in full bloom.

Afternoon on the Patio
Acrylic on paper
6x8 inch
I was sitting on the patio and loved the way the sunlight caught the hanging spider plant and potted plants. I had to grab my paints and try to capture the values and colors.

Morning on the Patio
Acrylic on paper
6x8 inch
Once again working on values - shaded foreground plants with sunlight bathed landscape behind.