Thursday, August 23, 2012

Near Dusk - Sold

Near Dusk - 9" x 12" oil by Greg Newbold
Just got word that my little sunset painting entitled "Near Dusk" has sold at Williams Fine Art. This painting is my interpretation of what was a fleeting moment captured on a cell phone one winter evening. It is nice to always have a camera on hand (even a phone camera) since you never know when you might be inspired. This painting hung in my kitchen for quite a while, so it is a bit sad to see it go. I hope the new owners love it.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Demo At Williams FIne Art

Painting live at Williams Fine Art - Greg Newbold
Last Saturday evening the annual summer BBQ was held at Williams Fine Art. The gallery asked a few of the artists it represents to come and paint live for the patrons. Food was deliciously catered by The Red Iguana and after I had a nice plate of shrimp fajitas. I spent a couple of hours painting and talking with the patrons that wandered by my easel. I tried to treat it as much like painting en plein air as I could even though I was working from a photo.

Many visitors to the gallery commented on my photo. I had to admit that the photo is a montage of elements from at least three photos from the same location pieced together. I rarely work from a straight up photo, preferring instead to move , scale and adjust elements in Photoshop to arrive at a composition that I like.  It was fun to paint in front of a live albeit ever shifting audience. I had been itching to paint some more cows, so it was fun to get a good start on this one. I'll probably put in a couple more hours before I call it finished.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Head Painting Finale

Jackie- Oil on linen; 9" x 12" by Greg Newbold
Just finished up finals for summer term and I thought I would post the study I did on the last day of class. Once again I was using the Anders Zorn palette. This one took about an hour and a half. Sorry for the sporadic nature of posts lately. Things have been pretty crazy around here, but I hope to get the blog back on track soon, and with a shiny new Mac!