Friday, July 17, 2009

Summer Meeting 6

Yesterday as the severe thunder storms rolled through the area the DPC got down to it's weekly business. Claire came to model for us again and we set about working at a portrait. Unfortunately Claire ended up not feeling well so we had to cut the pose shorter than we hoped, but there is always the camera and next time.
I went ahead and finished up my quick portrait form the photo I snapped.

Next week we have to decide if we are going to do a portrait again or go back out for another landscape.
Dave, Joel and Will get down to work.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dirty Palette Club - Session 5

Today was a great day for the Dirty Palette Club. Good Weather and a Good Challenge.
We spent our time in a parking lot across an old boat yard. Well that's what I thought it was anyway. Intitally we tried to paint on the other side of the fence, but access was not granted, and my Jedi mind trick is getting sloppy.

Here is our crew for the evening, which included Mike Manley (Showing us all how tasty Chick Fil A food is), Joel Shambe, David Golas, and myself (William Sentman)

Here was my finished painting for the evening. I was pretty happy with the results, being that landscape painting is new to me. With great art comes much practice and that's why I continue to push myself at any cost.
Here you can see Dave Painting away with his Palette Knife.
This was an early photo for Dave's painting. I did not capture his finished work apparently.
Hopefully Mike will post it up for everyone. I thought It was his best landscape yet.

Ahhhhh and our good buddy Joel decided to join us today on our excursion. I was pleased to know he was coming out with us. And a delight it was.

Here is Joel's Finished painting for the day. The two things that really draw my eye in is the crates in the foreground and the structure upon the ship. Overall I think its the lighting that really drags me in.

And who cant forget about Mike. Here he is painting away deep in thought about what color and or value that building is. Whats great about Mike, in my opinion, is his increase of surface size each time we go out to paint. Each time he manages to get enough information down that reads well.
And here is Mikes finished paining for the day.

Monday, July 6, 2009

July 4th Paintout

Like all red-blooded patriots we at the DPC celebrated the July 4th holiday by smearing around oil on canvas trying to capture part of this great land on canvas.
The DPC along with families in tow hit the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania early in the morning for a day of painting. The biggest issue was there was so much great scenery, what were we going to paint?
Finally we settled on this great little fountain and waterfall and set up and went at it--racing the sun before the shadows would change too much and force us to stop.
Here is what I ended up with before the sun changed too much. I snapped a picture so I can finish this in the studio.

This is my block-in of my painting, I was using my biggest brush to just try and get the major shapes in fast. In natures seductive riot it is so easy to get seduced by detail too early.
Dave going great guns...
Will is working away on the same scene.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dirty Palette Club-Summer Session 4

Today the DPC decided to return to the fresh polluted skies of the city and do some Landscape painting. We planted our selves at a nice open park in West Philly. With luck on our side, we made it throughout the day with no pestering Drunks or Rain. Just good old sunshine.
We also had our first encounter with a fellow painter (outside our friends) who was interested in joining our group. Hopefully we will hear back from her. The DPC is always looking for new artists to join our league.
Heres Mike working on his lovely city scape.

(Above is the finished result of Mikes painting for the day.)

David working his painting. From what I was told his primary focus was on that red fire hydrant in the foreground.

My finished Painting for the day. I ended up redrawing some things out which led my finished painting to be a bit on the flat side.