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!

Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 1

Shimmering Solitude, 6x6, sketch
My new 6×6 painting, “Shimmering Solitude,” begins as a sketch on canvas.

Step 1

This is the initial sketch on a 6-inch by 6-inch canvas. I decided to use the grid method to place the commercial boat on the 6 inch by 6 inch canvas.

The painting will depict a working boat, docked at the end of the day after a productive day on the job, providing jobs and food for their families and customers.

What are your thoughts? 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?

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"Sunset Rest," 6x6, oil. Part of a series of seascape/waterfront paintings I am developing. Michael Brugh, artist.
“Sunset Rest,” 6×6, oil. Part of a series of seascape/waterfront paintings I am developing.

Do you have wall space that is begging you to fill it? Then I have a solution for you! I am pleased to announce my latest oil painting, “Sunset Rest.” It is a mere 6″ x 6.” Click here to purchase it. I will throw in a free pencil sketch as my way of saying thank you!

I have recently discounted this painting, so there is no better time than now to own the first in a series of sea and seashore-related paintings in this smaller format.

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What a curious cat (New eBay painting)

Blackie the cat. 5x7. Mixed media (watercolor, graphite, colored pencil).
Blackie the cat, 5×7, mixed media. Want this painting? Go to eBay and bid now! Bidding starts at 1 cent!

Cats are the most curious creatures, aren’t they? Any little noise or movement, and they pop up from an absolute sound nap and spring into action!

That’s what I wanted to depict in “Blackie.” This photo is almost a clone of the cat we used to have, and his expression reminded me of this cat. I painted him on steps, as though he is pondering whether or not it is worth his while to venture further downstairs!

This is a 5″ by 7″ mixed-media painting. if you like it, it is available on eBay now. Bidding begins at only 1 penny!

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"Sunset Rest," 6x6, oil. Part of a series of seascape/waterfront paintings I am developing. Michael Brugh, artist.
“Sunset Rest,” 6×6, oil. Part of a series of seascape/waterfront paintings I am developing.

Do you have wall space that is begging you to fill it? Then I have a solution for you! I am pleased to announce my latest oil painting, “Sunset Rest.” It is a mere 6″ x 6.” Click here to purchase it. I will throw in a free pencil sketch as my way of saying thank you!

I plan to produce a series of sea and seashore-related paintings in this smaller format, so be sure to drop back by.

Or, better yet, sign up for my latest news on the right-hand side of this blog, and you’ll always be in-the-know.

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! 🙂

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