Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Downtown Minneapolis Skyline Redux

Using my old, smaller painting as a study for this painting. Photo's not-so-great. Will get a better one in the light before it goes off to its new home in Russia.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hooray! Fine Art Fridays are Back!

I'm so excited to be back with my super-talented, lovely friends at Studio 30. Friday night, we had a great model, Julie, who is also an artist. Here's what I painted (in progress):

The other painters called it "romantic." See what everyone else did at Studio 30 thoughout the day at Fine Art Friday:  Sign up to follow my blog for updates on my work.

Have a fantastic week!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy to have this painting again!

"Jackson Bottom Wetlands" Oil on Canvas/panel, 9x12", Quin Sweetman

Now that I have this work back from the Hillboro Plein Air show, I am able to share a better photo. It really was a joy to paint this, using mostly just a palette-knife, on one of the last summer days in Oregon. Hope you enjoy it too!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Somehow this seems fitting for today:

                                  Zen Man, 24x18", Oil on Canvas, Quin Sweetman (2011)
A large, simple painting which was shown in the Cascade Aids Project's Art 4 Life event in 2011. My inspiration was one of my quick life-drawings from Hipbone Studio. (I may push and pull values a bit more but I like the feeling of calm it imparts.)