Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Robin" - oil painting with Butterfly stamp

"A Robin For Fall"
7x5" oil on panel

 Here is a new oil painting on an "Ampersand" panel.  I am trying to complete a group of small sized "oil paintings" for my fall show.  This is one I finished up last week.  The colors of the "Robin" are perfect for fall.  It makes me want to go get a "pumpkin spiced latte."

Barbara Rudolph

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Here Kitty Kitty" ... oil painting with cat and hummingbird

"Here Kitty Kitty"

I recently finished up this new oil painting called "Here Kitty Kitty."  It was a very fun painting and I took photographs of my progression which I have posted below.  This painting will be for sale at my winter show "The Celebration of Fine Art" in Scottsdale.  I will offer giclee prints too.

 I want to say a quick thank you to a very sweet lady named "Henny Netjes" from the Netherlands, who allowed me to paint her kitty named "Fluffy."  She has a beautiful blog called "IWings" which I will put a link to at the end of this post.  We met over the internet through blogging.  I thought her photo of Fluffy with the big wide eyes would work perfectly for my idea of a painting with a little "hummingbird."  She was kind enough to allow me to paint her kitty.


Just starting the painting here.  I worked from a photograph of Henny's kitty on the right.

Filling in the color and shading in the kitty here

Adding more and more fluff ... layer by layer

Getting more darks and lights in now.
Also more shading into the background area.

Painting in the hummingbird and the shadow area of the hummingbird here.

I darken the shadow more here.  It was really stiff looking at first.  I had to soften it quite a bit afterwards.  You can see the difference in the finished painting.  I also worked another layer of color on the hummingbird.

After softening the shadows I did another layer of color again to my hummingbird.   It's really taking shape here.

All finished!

Barbara Rudolph
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Henny Netjes blog: IWINGS

Celebration of Fine Art - Scottsdale Art show

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Miniature bird oil paintings

Here are eight quick little oil paintings for donation to the Sonoran Arts League.  They are each
2x2" and come with small easels.  The Sonoran Arts League sells them at one of the shops in Carefree, Arizona.

The Sonaran Arts League also puts on the prestigious "Hidden In The Hills" studio tours and sale.  This art show will be held this year on November 21, 22, 23 and also the following weekend on November 28, 29 & 30th.

Barbara Rudolph

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