Friday, October 30, 2009

"Fall Hillside", mixed media painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Fall Hillside", mixed media painting, 14 x 11"

This is another painting that I produced at the Quiller workshop. It is a take off on his idea and is painted with acrylic, watercolour and casein. It was great fun to do and I just love the juicy opaque casein on the transparent acrylic and watercolour. Cheryl is doing a wonderful job outlining Steve's course on her blog, along with instructions, so be sure to check it out.

Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quiller Workshop

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I have just come back from a WONDERFUL week at a watermedia workshop with Stephen Quiller at the in Spokane Art Supply in Spokane, Washington. This is the painting that I did in transparent watercolour working with a double analogous palette. The idea of the yellow trees on the cool field came from Steve's demo, but the rest is my invention. For a great description of the class and what we learned can be found on my student's and fellow workshop participant's Cheryl Quist's blog.

Enjoy!

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

"Elbow River at Redwood Meadows", plein air oil landscape by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Elbow River at Redwood Meadows", plein air oil painting, 12 x 9"
$525 framed, FREE S&H

This is my last plein air painting of the season, before mother nature dumped 4" of snow on us. I can feel that oncoming weather in this painting, although I had no idea it was around the corner. Most of the leaves on the trees were still green here when the deep freeze hit, and now they are just dead, but still on the trees. Should make for some interesting painting when it gets nice again.
I am off in the morning for 8 days in Spokane WA attending a Stephen Quiller watermedia workshop with 8 of my students. It should be fun! I will post again after I get back on Oct 27th.

Enjoy!

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Friday, October 16, 2009

"Follow the Path", plein air oil landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Follow the Path", plein air oil painting, 11 x 14"
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This is another painting done while at Diamond Willow Artisan's Retreat. I was caught by the patterns of light and shadow on these Aspen that resisted the season and remained green. I still have some oils to post in coming days, but right now I am playing catch-up while I prepare for my show tomorrow. Wish me luck.

Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Floral Reflections", abstract mixed media painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Floral Reflections", mixed media painting, 16 x 12"
$550 framed, FREE S&H

This is another painting from the Brommer collage workshop. It is supposed to be a garden reflecting in a pond -did you see that? Of course with abstraction, you are welcome to see anything you like! It is good to be getting back into mixed media after painting exclusively 'en plein air' (outside on location) in oils for the last 5 months. It is fun to move around creatively to keep the enjoyment and challenge in my artwork.

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Fall Abstract", abstract landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Fall Abstract", abstract landscape painting, 12 x 12"
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This is one of the paintings that I did at the Gerald Brommer workshop I just attended. It is based on my painting "Early Evening Shadows" posted on July 8, 2009, which has been sold. First we painted all kinds of oriental papers with acrylics in an assortment of colours, varying the values and intensities of each colour family. Then we glued them on in a rough fashion and then painted back into them to develop the compositional planes. Great fun and very creative as you have no idea where the painting will lead you.

Here it is in its frame. This painting is another that will be for sale at my upcoming Calyx show this Saturday (see invitation in the side bar)

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Framing Method!


These are my recent paintings;"Isolated Showers" (image 8x6") and "Catching The Light" (image 9x12"), framed in a new way for me. I saw a friend, Dianna Shyne, do up a painting this way and it looked great. The boards are painted around the edge with black acrylic and then they are mounted on silk linen mat board with silicone glue. My dear hubby made the frames for me from frame lengths we had in stock (thanks to Artnest Gallery which went out of business). This way you can make the amount of liner show in any size you like, and it has a nice, clean, contemporary look.
I will have these paintings, along with many more, at the upcoming Calyx show THIS Saturday, Oct 17th from 10am to 4pm. The show is the only show of its kind in Calgary, with fine craft, such as silver and glass jewelry, textiles, woodworking and ceramics, as well as a great assortment of original paintings. The show sees over 800 visitors each day, so it is really a must see if you are in town.
Needless to say I am busy framing....

Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Silver Leaves Among the Gold", plein air oil landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Silver Leaves Among the Gold", plein air oil painting, 8 x 10"
$495 framed in choice of frame, FREE S&H

This is the last painting from Diamond Willow. The wind had picked up and the yellow aspen leaves were blowing, reflecting the blue of the sky and making the leaves look silver. It was fun to try to catch this in paint. Again the painting is more saturated in colour than this image, but for some reason when you shrink an image for the web, saturation suffers.

I have been attending a Gerald Brommer collage workshop all week, so will have some neat new work to show you after the long weekend. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and remember to give thanks for all of your blessings.

Enjoy!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Diamond Willow ii", plein air landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Diamond Willow ii", plein air painting, 8x8"
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This is the mate to yesterday's painting post. Pictured is the creek bed that runs through the property. The creek has dried up by this late in the year, leaving the wonderful river stones to shine in the sun.

This is what it looks like in its frame. I think the two make a very charming couple, don't you?

Enjoy!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

"Diamond Willow i", plein air oil landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Diamond Willow i", plein air oil painting, 8x8"
$350 oil on stretched canvas, framed (see below), FREE S&H

This is part of a pair of paintings that I did at Diamond Willow. The aspen were just beginning to change colour -I never before noticed that they change colour from the bottom up -is that normal? It was very pretty however, and very fun to paint.

This is what it looks like in the frame, FYI. I will post its companion piece tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

"Catching The Light", plein air oil landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Catching The Light", plein air oil painting, 9 x 12"
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This is one of the paintings I did at Diamond Willow Artisans Retreat just before I left for Lake O'Hara. It was early morning and the sun was just peaking out from the early morning clouds, and lighting up these Aspen along the creek bed.

Enjoy!

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

"Cathedral at Dusk:, plein air oil landscape painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Cathedral at Dusk:, plein air oil landscape painting, 8 x 10"
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This painting was done extremely quickly (about 1/2 hour) while the sun was going down at Lake O'Hara. Three of us painters decided to take it on together, while the others looked on quietly. Actually one of them kept trying to serve us appetizers, but we had no time to eat, the light was changing so quickly. We were flying! To begin with I put down the lights and darks on the mountain as I knew this area would be changed the most with the light. Remember that lesson? Then I put in the foreground, and lastly I worked back into the juncture where the light meets the dark on the mountain and put in some transition values to soften some of the less abrupt edges. I am pretty proud of the way it turned out -sometimes faster is better, it doesn't give you time to mess around with it too much.

Enjoy!

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Friday, October 2, 2009

"Mary's Lake -O'Hara", plein air oil landscape painting, Sharon Lynn Williams

"Mary's Lake -O'Hara", plein air oil painting, 10 x 8"
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I knew it would be a challenge to portray rocks under water alla prima (wet on wet), but thought I would tackle it anyway. Usually this type of work would be done with glazing, but there you go. The photo is not as saturated in colour as the actual painting -I don't know why Photoshop does that. All in all, I am pleased with the way it turned out.

Enjoy!

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