“Shimmering Solitude,” 6×6, oil

Shimmering Solitude, 6×6, oil
Final

All finished.

“Shimmering Solitude.” Here is a better picture since the paint is dry to the touch. It’s also available. Just drop me a note if you are interested in buying it. If you would rather buy a print, click here. Thanks for reading!

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Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 7

Step 7

Shimmering Solitude, 6x6, oil on canvasPainting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 7: I slowly worked up the reflections, and enhanced all areas of the painting a bit. It’s done! I’ll upload a much better picture once the paint dries a bit more. I just wanted to make sure I completed this step-by-step series.

It’s also available. Just drop me a note if you are interested. Thanks for reading!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 6

Step 6

Oil Painting WIP, Shimmering Solitude, artist Michael BrughPainting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 6: I accentuated the darks, and I have begun defining the bow by adding some contrast in the harbor. Keeping it loose, I dabble some general shapes into the horizon below the skyline. Next, I will get serious about the reflections (one of my favorite subjects to paint).

How am I doing? Let me know in the comments below!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 2-5

Step 2

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 2: I’ve added a light wash of cadmium yellow, mixed with a small amount of cadmium red tones the painting. I will follow it up by lightening the sky next.


Step 3
Step 3

Step 3 of my painting “Shimmering Solitude.” I have added a bit of light to the sky and the water reflection, using Permalba white.


Step 4

Step 4, “Shimmering Solitude.” Working in a few details, I’ve mixed up some gray using pthalo blue along with cadmium orange, and now, adding more detail to the sides and shadows.


 

Step 5

Step 5, “Shimmering Solitude.” Working in some color, I place cadmium red along the superstructure, and deepen some of the shadows.

Of course, the color selection is totally arbitrary; the original had a slightly different color scheme. Artistic license, you know. 🙂

What do you think so far? Let me know in the comments below!

A Cat Lover’s calendar, for 2016

2016_CatCalendar

Face it, our precious cats are more companions than pets to us! They provide love, joy and friendship throughout our time as their cat guardians. This beautiful 12-month 2016 calendar features contented (maybe even a little spoiled) cats, and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to Alley Cat Allies, and a Jackson County, Mississippi animal foster and rescue group.

Source: http://www.zazzle.com/cat_lovers_2016_monthly_calendar-158398772373892233?

New Product Announcement: A collection of horses

I never tire of drawing and painting horses.  Their beauty, passion, strength and dignity have inspired generations down through the ages. Beyond transportation and competition, horses have been, and continue to be, our companions.
-Michael Brugh

In light of my love for horses, I am very excited to announce that one of my paintings is being featured in a collection of products offered by Cal*31. Cal*31 is the Marketplace for a Free Spirited Community who Lives the Life they Love. My horse painting can be purchased on a pillow, a T-shirt, or a Tote-ally awesome tote bag! 🙂

. Check them out here!