Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Slice of Melon

I liked how the bolder brush strokes turned out on this one. I was drawn to the sharp contrast between dark and light. It is always a challenge to find time to paint. I am now at the point where I paint whenever I can, day or night. I tip my hat to all professional artist who have growing families .

Thank you for looking,

Michael Williamson

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Last One In.....

It's been really hot here in Arizona. We have a little portable pool that we set up and the other night we all went for a little swim. When I was setting up a still life I thought of that moment and wanted to recreate it with oranges. I have been working with bold brush strokes and this one was pushing the boundaries.Sometimes it's good to see how far you can take something.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

20 minute pose

I went to a drawing open studio for the first time in months. I used to go all the time ! Drawing is one of the basic things that has helped me as an artist. I felt really rusty and awkward at first. This was a pen and ink drawing that was drawn in a 20 minute pose.

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Monday, August 19, 2013


I was working with bold brushstrokes trying to lay the color boldly. I use only three colors red, blue, and yellow (sometimes I will add a different blue or red to arrive at certain color) Darks are always hard to create. I have found that if I use these colors and create a chromatic dark (mixing all the colors together) It makes it a lot easier to achieve darks. I used the chromatic dark and mixed it with red or ultramarine blue in the background.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pear in Blue

I have been experimenting with my brush stroke trying to put the color down and not playing with it too much. The pear got a little abstract with hard brush strokes inside. I liked it in it's raw form so I kept it.

Thanks for looking,