Friday, 26 June 2015 00:00

Palette Knife Paintings on Board

Budapest Flood  bRecently I painted some small oil paintings while visiting Budapest. The city looked amazing at dusk! From Gellert Hill the reflecting lights on the Danube, or from Fisherman's Bastion the reflections of the illuminated Parliament captured my attention. After rain the street reflected the lights of moving vehicles offering a colorful, abstract-like scene for painting. Having fun with these small images after I returned back home I wanted to add some Chicago scene paintings to the collection. Now you can find 6 of these small cityscape paintings on my website. Next will be San Francisco. Come back to visit or check out my Facebbook page.

The images are 8"x12 on board.  I used a very small palette knife and Windsor & Newton Artisan water mixable oil colors. The following colors are all I used: Cadmium Yellow Light, Magenta, Cadmium Red Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, French Ultramarine, Payne"s Gray and Titanium White.

Update:
Based on the excitement of that first three paintings a whole new series was born. Check out all on the landscape oil painting gallery page #4. You can find posts on Facebook too.

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Saturday, 03 August 2013 00:00

Water Reflections

Water reflections bNature is capable of exhibiting beauty that is beyond our imagination. Nature, in fact is the actual artist. Have you ever been on a treasure hunt? If not, then search for the abstract and stunning reflections that nature creates on water surfaces and you will get to know the feeling first hand. Creating ideal frames, capturing the interesting lines formed on water as it moves, and capturing the tranquil surface acting as an ideal mirror for nature is an exhilarating experience. To some, the reflection may seem ordinary, but an artist can see how the water transforms an otherwise normal object into an interesting piece of art. Even the sky looks more beautiful and enhances the exquisiteness of all sceneries.