Margaret Thatcher

Posted in oil painting, Portraits with tags , , on February 24, 2012 by Beth West Studio

I found a wonderful photo of Margaret Thatcher on the internet and had to attempt to paint it.

Margaret Thatcher  16″ x 20″ oil on canvas by Beth West

Meanwhile at the Painting Academy

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2012 by Beth West Studio

Current class project:

Forrest  16 x 20″ oil on  canvas by Beth West

Two Trees

Posted in countryside, Maine, oil painting, rural with tags , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Beth West Studio

Two Trees 8 x 10″ oil on stretched canvas by Beth West

Alexey Pisemsky

Posted in oil painting, Portraits with tags , on September 28, 2011 by Beth West Studio

 

Alexey Pisemsky 18 x 24″ oil on canvas

Copied from original by Ilya Repin

Trespasser

Posted in countryside, farms, Maine, oil painting, rural with tags , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Beth West Studio

 

Trespasser 12 x 12″ oil on stretched canvas by Beth West

Trespasser framed:

Clear Blue Sky

Posted in countryside, farms, Maine, oil painting, rural with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by Beth West Studio

 

Clear Blue Sky  16 x 20″ oil on stretched canvas by Beth West

Blueberry Fields Plein Air

Posted in countryside, farms, Maine, oil painting, photography, rural with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2011 by Beth West Studio

 

Blueberry Field 11 x 14″ oil on canvas panel by Beth West

Blueberry Field photo by Beth West

This was an interesting experiment for me.  I allowed myself 1 hour to see how far I could get in that time.  The top photo is the result.  The bottom photo is a reference I took in case I wanted to pursue it later.  If you look closely at the sky in the top picture, you can see the actual debris from the field.  The wind was blowing briskly.  Several times it tried to yank my canvas from my hands.  If I decide to paint in windy circumstances on a regular basis, I’ll need to figure out a different way to hold my canvas.