Monday, December 21, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Hidden Creek, 10 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2015

M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S 
a n d
H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S   T O   A L L !

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace..."
L u k e  2 : 1 4


Sunday, December 6, 2015

25% Discount Select Paintings!

SALE!!!
25% Off
WITH FREE SHIPPING
Purchase by Thursday, December 17, for delivery by Christmas

Great gifts and stocking stuffers!
Click red sale price to check out with Paypal.
Paintings will ship FedEx Ground within 24 hours of purchase. 
(International - must purchase/ship by Dec. 11 USPS for delivery by Christmas.)

JUST ADDED: Corner Store, 6x8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2015
Was $120 Now $90

Winter Light, 6x8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2015
Was $120 Now $90

The Village, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90

Dune Shadows, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90

River Sailing, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90

Tropical Dance, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90

Calla Lilly Bouquet, 12x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $200 Now: $150

Tomatillos, 8x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $175 Now: $130

Tulip Bud, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90



Friday, December 4, 2015

SALE (updated inventory) - 25% off through 12/17!

HOLIDAY SALE  
Available small works - through Thursday, December 17

25% Off
AND FREE SHIPPING

These small paintings make great gifts and stocking stuffers!
Click red sale price to check out with Paypal.
Paintings will ship FedEx ground within 24 hours of purchase. 
(International - must ship by Dec. 11 USPS for delivery by Christmas.)

Winter Light, 6x8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2015
Was $120 Now $90

The Village, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Dune Shadows, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


River Sailing, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Tropical Dance, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Calla Lilly Bouquet, 12x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $200 Now: $150


Leaning Calla Lilies, 8x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


Tomatillos, 8x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $175 Now: $130


Tulip Bud, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90



Monday, November 30, 2015

Holiday Sale - 25% off through 12/17!

Merry Christmas And Happy Holidays
to all my Blogosphere friends!!!

25% Off
FREE SHIPPING

Selected small works - through Thursday, December 17

These small paintings make great gifts and stocking stuffers!
Click red sale price to check out with Paypal.
Paintings will ship FedEx ground within 24 hours of purchase. 

Approaching Storm, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD

Mill Pond Bridge, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


The Village, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Garden Beauties, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


Dune Shadows, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


River Sailing, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Tropical Dance, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Two Swans, 6x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


Twirling Pine, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


Pitcher and Posies, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


Calla Lilly Bouquet, 12x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $200 Now: $150


Leaning Calla Lilies, 8x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $175 Now: $130


Tomatillos Three, 5x7, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD


Tomatillos, 8x8, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $175 Now: $130


Tulip Bud, 8x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
Was: $120 Now: $90


Reaching Shadows, 6x6, oil, L. Daniel © 2015
SOLD

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Park Trail - Process Notes and Demo

Park Trail, 10 x 8, oil on panel, L. Daniel © 2015
Workshop Demo - SOLD

Two weekends ago, I taught a workshop in Austin and actually remembered to take pictures of each step of one of my demos!! I had to really concentrate because I usually get so caught up in painting and teaching that I forget. My wonderful students helped on that front, and as promised, below are step-by-step process notes of how I built and finished this painting. Enjoy!

Reductive Block In 
I started by covering the canvas with a mix of ultramarine and burnt sienna using a paper towel. Wiping away pigment in light areas and leaving the pigment in dark areas, I established my composition and values.

Mass in the "darks" in Upright Planes 
Working dark to light, I identified and painted only the dark values in the Upright Planes (foreground and distant masses that are vertical.) I also added cast shadows early on, to "ground" the verticals and identify the direction of my light source.

Mass in the "lights" in Upright Planes
I am always comparing values and colors throughout the process of any painting. The foreground upright plane will have more contrast and intense color, while the distant upright plane will have less contrast and muted color.

Mass in the Sky Plane and Ground plane
The Sky Plane is usually the lightest of all the planes because it contains the sun. The ground plane is second lightest because it reflects the light in the sky. 

Break Up Masses and Final Marks
At this final stage, I slowed down make thoughtful changes using subtle value and temperature shifts. I want to make sure that all the planes are reading correctly before rushing to detail. LAST, I added final marks, fun details, and spectral highlights.