Thursday, June 26, 2008

Porcupine Pufferfish over a Barrel

Hey! Where's the fish?

"Porcupine Pufferfish over a Barrel Sponge, #2" Oil on canvas, 10x8 inches

I've seen landscapes painted like this, all soft and fuzzy. They were quite acceptable and nice. Maybe it helps that we've seen trees and fields and cows all our lives, and the mind fills in the details. Hum, not so with reef scenery!

"Porcupine Pufferfish over a Barrell Sponge, #1" Oil on canvas, 10x8 inches

OK, here's the fish.

This is actually the first painting. I started the other painting above with paint left over on the pallette from this one. I'm still tweaking this image, but don't want to over paint. When to stop is always a painter's challenge. And one of these days, I'll learn how to get a plumb photo!

Thanks for stopping by, and reading about my struggling!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Computer fun

After whining to a friend that I dislike painting I got started on a little one, 10x8 inches, and got this far--- A comparison of the photo and painting on the computer screen.

Off with me to an appointment, and to finish this one later---