Posts tagged "painting"

Latest Art

Latest Art

    My oils class is over. After paint­ing the white eggs on a white back­ground, we painted the same red apple on two dif­fer­ent back­grounds, red and green. Then we painted the same limes on two dif­fer­ent back­grounds, green and red. This exer­cise was pri­mar­ily to demon­strate the power of com­pli­men­tary colors. We switched...
New Adventures in Scientific Illustration

New Adventures in Scientific Illustration

The slip­per snail will be get­ting some good press soon. My first bit of news is that the paper Eric, Johann, and I worked on with Dr. San­dra Shumway and Dr. Evan Ward enti­tled “Obser­va­tions on Feed­ing in the Atlantic Slip­per Limpet, Crepidula for­ni­cata L., with Spe­cial Ref­er­ence to the ‘Mucus Net’ ” will be pub­lished...
Adventures in Oil Painting

Adventures in Oil Painting

Ear­lier this sum­mer I com­pleted the final project for my begin­ner oils class. I chose to paint three onions. I strug­gled with it and the shad­ows are a lit­tle dark, but I think it turned out fairly well over­all for my third oil painting. My land­scape oil paint­ing class this semes­ter has been so much...
Beginner Oil Painting

Beginner Oil Painting

Right after the Fun­da­men­tals of  Sci­en­tific Illus­tra­tion I class ended, my begin­ner oil paint­ing class began. We weren’t required to get the same level of detail with the paints as with the graphite in this class. That will be later with more advanced courses. The pur­pose of this class was just to learn the basics....
Memory Lane

Memory Lane

While sort­ing through the piles around my sewing table to orga­nize and find pos­si­ble addi­tions to our upcom­ing yard sale, I came across these pic­tures of Johann, which were taken when he was 5 years old. This series is one of my favorite sets of pic­tures. See­ing them makes me laugh every sin­gle time. Johann is...
Have Paints, Will Travel

Have Paints, Will Travel

Early in 2010, Eric found a blog post about cre­at­ing a water­color field kit at Draw­ing the Mot­mot. We had plenty of Altoid tins lying around and were instantly inspired to get what we needed to make our own kits. Unfor­tu­nately, we didn’t use them enough. For Johann’s birth­day that same year, we had his...