Friday, June 25, 2010

Small Tuscan Village Painting Original on Canvas, Painting and Mixed Media by Chris Hobel,Step by Step painting,Oil and acrylic Painting

Step By Step Painting 6x6 inches
This small  palette knife acrylic painting  went through many steps to reach its final
Small paintings are really good way to face problems and solve them in a short time, after all this is the fun part of painting, the obstacles we put up for ourselves dont you agree?
Take time to consider the composition you have before jumpimg in to finish it and then decide to change the size of the roof as I later did with this one. Being a small painting it was relatively easy to do but could be quite a drama on a full size canvas. This is similiar to an earlier posting but the foreground and backgound are a bit different
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8x8inch original tuscan village scene on loose canvas
If you would like to see the steps to compete this painting please comment

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tuscany Tree Painting, Acrylic Palette Knife Painting ,Daily painting, Oil and Acrylic Painting by Chris Hobel

Cypress Trees lining the road to a typical Italian villa took my eye on an afternoon walk back in May 2008 .I just had to paint it. It measures 8x10 inches and Ive used only a palette knife and artists quality acrylics on loose heavy canvas which Ive stapled onto a frame inorder to paint it. This allows the buyer a choice as to how they would frame it.The painting will be removed from the stretcher bars and has a wide border of canvas around the edge. This is a great way to save space and also makes freight inexpensive saving money for the seller and buyer
The buyer can choose the best frame for their needs  using the money they save  on freight costs.
The inspiration came from a photo I took around San Gimignano in Italy. Another cloudy day but I liked the atmosphere it created. A beautiful villa is hidden among the trees at the end of the road
Please comment..............If you would like me to post a step by step for this one
For Sale  85$US includes postage
Size 8x10inches

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Palette Knife Acrylic Painting Tuscan Village, by Chris Hobel, Oil and Acrylic Painting, Daily Painting, Original framed painting

Today the poor fish lost out as I caught some nice Bream and a whopper Greenback Tailor, a real exciting catch off the beach, it was a perfect day, no wind, overcast and a warm serene ambience.

Unfortunaltely no painting today.
I dont paint every day but  I certainly try to squeeze it it between Bushwalking, (tomorrow mornings activity) and keeping fit as well as the usual household chores..... But I do have a cute little painting to show you . I really enjoyed doing this one  with the palette knife in  acrylics
It measures 8x8 inches on deep sided professional artists canvas.
It is for sale,
click on the images for a closer look

to Australia and the US including freight
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freight to other places, it may be included

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tuscan Vineyard Oil Painting Final by Chris Hobel

Tuscan Village Vineyard 
10x14 inches on hardboard ready to frame
click on the image for a larger view

As  you can see Ive added a lot more detail to the background hills, added a few ancient building and  grown a few more trees.I think the perspective is working now with attention to the pathway , lead in posts  and the paler green background.

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Tuscan Village Oil Painting Step by Step Painting by Chris Hobel

Tuscan Village Oil Painting Step 4
Ive  worked on the  foreground vineyard and worked on the perspective of the posts to  lead the viewer back  into the painting. The background grey green trees and hills have been given more detail

Friday, June 11, 2010

French Village Oil Painting Step 5 and 6 by Chris Hobel

Still more adjustments are made , sometimes you find you need to go back and put back what you remove and visa versa. Painting is continually adjusting your tones.

 More changes to the shape  of the foreground trees and the front roofs and adjustments to the windows.... its time to stop..... Ive signed it 

This painting is for sale , 
10x14inches unframed on hardboaard
85$ US includes post and handling
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French Village Oil Painting Step 4 by Chris Hobel

Daily Painting  by Chris Hobel
Are we there yet, not quite, still  few more steps until Im happy to call it quits
Green greys are added to the distant trees and more details added to windows, there is so much to see... do we see too much.?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

French Village Oil Painting Step 3 by Chris Hobel

Daily Painting by Chris Hobel
Step 3
Dark shadows mixed from my palette added to thte roof eaves and trees in the foreground also on the window ledges

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

French Village Oil Painting Step 2 by Chris Hobel

Cool Lavendar shadows on the buildings,and more warm highlights are added on the rooftops. 
The front trees are painted in the warm pastels of the walls keeping to the blue/orange complementary palette

French Village Oil Painting Step 1 by Chris Hobel

I decided to use a blue/orange palette for this complex maze of buildings perched on a rocky hill
Admittedly I did get lost and had to make a few architectural changes so as not to defy gravity.
On such a small canvas it would have been wiser to pick a more closeup view
 Gum turps and flat bristle brushes were used with  a limited palette of Archival Oils, 

Ultramarine Blue,Cad Red, Yellow,Orange , Crimson,Fast drying White make  a range of warm and cool greys and warm highlights coming mainly from the top left.

Daily Painting  by Chris Hobel

Monday, June 7, 2010

French Village Oil Painting by Chris Hobel

French Hilltop Village Painting by Chris Hobel
The story began when I saw this great photo but it did not print out so well, this seems to be the story with my printer, If you know of a good one, please tell me in your comments

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Tuscan Vinyard Oil painting by Chris Hobel

Step by step Oil Painting Step3
The main change Ive made is to the shape of the path and the shadows on it. 
I think its perspective is better
I played around with the shape of the foreground vines, not happy with them yet so Im giving this painting a break  for a while as Ive found a photo on the internet Im keen to have a go at.
PLEASE comment on what you think of the changes

Daily Painting by Chris Hobel, Noosa Heads, Australia

Tuscan Vinyard Oil Painting by Chris Hobel Impressionist Style, Step by step

Step 2

Daily Painting by Chris Hobel,  Noosa Heads, Australia

Tuscan Village Oil Painting by Chris Hobel

This is step 1, Tuscan Village  Oil Painting
I 've just found this photo of Step 1, it was  painted before the one in the earlier post.
I am still a novice at impressionist style and often I find I want to neaten things  or get distracted by details the more time I spend on a painting.
As I write this I have not yet finished the painting but  I have done a little more and added a few changes to the path way.

I think I should get back to the palette knife as it stops the tendency to be so precious with detail
I started on a gessoed board and drew  the  main outlines to divide the tones  with chalk  blue pencil .
Choose a colour that will blend with colours you will use in your painting .I find charcoal makes the colours muddy.

Limiting your palette also keeps you on the straight and narrow,  colours are naturally harmonious and you cant forget the colours you used that way!

Chroma Archival Colours used are Cad Yellow Mid, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cad Red, Crimson, Veridian, Fast Drying White.with gum turps in the early stage of the painting

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tuscan Vinyard oil Painting by Chris Hobel

 Taking a nostalgic trip Italy,   This was taken after a few stages and includes my reference  photo I took a few years ago.
To see an earlier step see the following post and I will add them all until Ive completed it
Daily Painting by Chris Hobel, Australia


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