Friday, June 10, 2011

Looking for Sunshine






Strange weather huh? Things are different in every way.
I've been moving to a new location closer to the studio.
My new home will be NordEast Minneapolis.
Took some time to paint today, it felt good! Hope to be
painting every day very soon.
I want to explore all the tips and ways to make a better
painting. Info from artists I've met blogging. Put time in
on the easel.
I've got better paint.
I've got better brushes.
I've got Stapleton Kearns signature series Take it easel!
( I'll give a review on the easel as I can. So far I've used it once
and feel cool because it works great!)
This painting is fresh, I have to get a better shot with no glare.
Felt good to paint. Hope you like it.
6"x8" oils on canvasbord. 16k pale gold, water gilded frame.

11 comments:

Karla said...

Glad you were able to paint! Moving can be so exhausting. I really like the reflections on the street on this one.

Celeste Bergin said...

Well, I DO like it! congratulations on the move and on painting a painting with more planned! This is what I like to hear. You have a lot of talent, and you know...you must "use it"!

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Karla! The rain hits the road so fast, I have to concentrate on that precise moment. The raindrop makes a bubble that floats down the street before it pops. The reflections on the street seems to sizzle and dance. I really did enjoy painting this.

Thank you Celeste! I lost track on how many truck loads I've made. But I'm about 90% there!
Once I'm moved, I'll go back to clean the place up. I want to pass it to the next folks
better that I found it. It's been a wonderful house.
I want to focus or sharpen my "talent" on improving. As with gilding, I should paint everyday to move forward. There is so much to try, there is so much to express. I hope to spend my life trying to express through art!

Thanks for patiently waiting for this post. It's difficult to muli-task lately. I am working towards clearing the board and starting over.

Judy P. said...

Nobody knows gilded frames like you do, Bill! It's good to see your new painting- best wishes on all your changes.
Doing the trip!

Heather said...

Very nice dad! Love the frame too! I am glad to hear your excited and able to start painting more!

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks Judy! Change is good!It was a desision I
had to make! I do want to do the trip! I'll have more 'free time'to do things I've wanted to do.

Thank You Heather! I hope to paint everyday!(If I want to get good!)
I did make the frame For that painting. It works rather well don't you think!?

Heather said...

"I hope I get good" I saw zach's mom and grandma because some of their family was in town and I showed them your paintings on your blog and they were speechless... I think it is fair to say you are amazing at what you do!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous little piece, Bill! What brand of oil paints and brushes are you trying?

billspaintingmn said...

Hi Cyndi! Thanks!
I use Windsor&Newton Grumbacher and want to try Williamsburg paints. Also looking for LaFranc white.
A variety of brushes, But I'm kinda liking Escoda brushes. Their a family run business in Spain. (Dick Blick art stores have them)
There are other brushes I want to try, but don't have them yet:)

Heather! Now,amazing is something done on a flying trapeze! (but thank-you :)!

wetoilpaint said...

Like this painting. Moody well captured.

Jesus Estevez said...

Hi Bill, I can see you are starting to paint again, that makes me happy,it is good you have every thing you need no you don't have any excused to not do it. Cheers Bill.