These are two recent somewhat quickly painted alla prima portraits in oil, both on 16" x 20" stretched canvas. I had planned to begin working on some still life painting this year but haven't been able to rearrange my studio to make it easy to set things up. I mostly work from photographs when painting portraits so I don't need to have any special kind set up for it, but when working from real objects you know that's a whole other matter.
I saw this tree and loved how the gnarled grey trunk almost seemed to merge with the grey rocks it was sitting upon. It also seemed to have real character and was a quite dramatic scene, so I decided to paint it with acrylics using my student grade paints to practice using them more.
Painted this one from a photo I took the other night. I'm still really new to painting and learning a lot. I think painting skies is the most fun and easiest part of a landscape. The beach ground was all tiny pebbles but I wasn't sure how to go about painting them. Any criticism welcome! Thanks.
i didn't check for colors on this one , did it all by judging from a laptop monitor, although it turned out to be kinda cold , and not really color rich, but for me , it is one of the few paintings that im kinda proud of