Monday, August 27, 2007
On good advice, I modified this one a bit. Here's the updated version:
I did this one Friday afternoon. It is the entrance to Penasquitos Preserve- a popular hiking and mountain biking area. I had been here painting once before and really enjoyed the views. Finally made my way back.
Penasquitos Preserve, 8 x 10, oil on canvas panel
Posted by Liz Abeyta at 9:29 AM
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I'm experimenting a bit with my painting process- trying to get values down better. So with this one I did a grayscale underpainting in acrylics, then applied oils over the top. I like what it does- makes it easier to stick with the value plan and not break up the masses too much.
Famosa Slough Heron, 11 x 14, acrylic/oil on prepared panel SOLD!
Here's the black and white underpainting.
Compared to the desaturated finished painting.
Here's the one from the dam area of Mission Trails. I went there with the Sage Group last Friday. No touchups (yet) on this- but I'm not 100% satisfied with it. Not sure what it is- values I think.
It was such a hot day out there. We tried to get on the river early but I set up right in the sun for this spot. There are a lot of good references in this area- I'll be going back for sure.
Near Mission Trails Dam, 12 x 9, oil on panel
Posted by Liz Abeyta at 12:29 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
I met up with Christina and Betty from the Sage Group today out at Mission Trails. We painted over by the visitors center. The colors were really vibrant even though we haven't had much rain.
What a great place that is.
Mission Trails 2, 9 x 12, oil on linen
Posted by Liz Abeyta at 5:45 PM
Sunday, August 5, 2007
I took several photos the other day in and around Balboa Park. The kids loved the koi pond near the Botanical Garden. There were several kids playing 'Sharks and Minnows'. I took pics as I was working on this one.
the finish. Koi Pond I, 9 x 12, oil on linen panel.
Posted by Liz Abeyta at 8:11 PM
Thursday, August 2, 2007
This was done during Plein Air NM's Workshop Week with Doug Higgins. I had a really good time- he's quite a character. His work can be seen here. (click to see)
Lots more to be done on this one. I only got as far as the block-in. We mostly watched Doug do an extended demo- between rainstorms, that is.
WIP, 11 x 14, oil on prepared panel
Posted by Liz Abeyta at 5:13 PM
These were done during Plein Air New Mexico's workshop week. Lorenzo Chavez was the instructor on this day. He was really a wonderful teacher. His work can be seen here. (click to see)
At Randall Davey Preserve, 10 x 8, oil on panel
Randall Davey Adobe, 8 x 10, oil on linen panel
Posted by Liz Abeyta at 4:18 PM