I'm on Facebook! Visit me www.facebook.com/HoffmanStudios and "Like" me

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Dappled Morning Light" SOLD

11"x14" Plein Air Oil on Linen Panel painted on location, Alla Prima  sold

The Old Village of Mount Pleasant was our location for this morning's plein air painting group. This corner is one of my favorite locations on which to find lovely reference for plein air paintings. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Still Life with Blue Eggs"

14"x11" Oil on Linen Panel

I found these beautiful blue chicken eggs and decided that they were meant to be painted.  
This still-life had to happen sooner rather than later so these gorgeous eggs wouldn't spoil.

I may get away from it for a while and finish it up, if necessary.

Almost There. . .

24"x18" Oil on Linen Canvas, 27 1/2"x21 1/2" Framed

I've got a few finishing touches to paint: soften edges, develop her eyes, clean up the nose of her pony among a few other things, but it is nearly finished.

"Abigail & Her Pony" 

Monday, April 10, 2017

"A Good Read"

16"x20" Oil on Linen Canvas painted from life


8"x6" Oil on Linen Panel



"Hydrangeas & Lemons" SOLD

8"x8" oil on linen gallery-wrapped canvas painted from life in the Alla Prima fashion SOLD

This sweet little still life was begging to be painted after a long day of painting en plein air.  My hostess had this beautiful pitcher of hydrangeas sitting on her kitchen counter near the window, and I painted this as the sun set outside under natural lighting.  As this painting progressed, I found I couldn't see the color in the values anymore, so I had to stop here.  
I like how it turned out despite my race against the clock to get it down before dark.

"Laundry Day" SOLD

9"x12" Oil on Linen Panel painted Alla Prima & En Plein Air
on location in Rockville, SC  sold

 It was a very sunny day and we were painting in the shade of massive oak trees so I saw a lot of dappled sunlight on top of roofs and background items.  In order for the background (house) to remain in the background, I must diminish the importance of the warm tones and contrasts.

"Fresh From The Garden" SOLD

 14"x11" Oil on Linen Panel -sold-
Painted Alla Prima from Life during 
"2nd Sunday on King" at the Hagan Fine Art Gallery & Studio 
177 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401