Friday, January 8, 2016

30 Day Challenge ~ week one

Welcome to my new blog "What's on JD Easel"


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To start off the New Year of 2016 I have join Leslie Saeta Challenge of 30 painting in 30 days again. 
(not to late to join in on the fun) 


Here are my 7 studio painting and one day fail Plein Air painting in Maypearl, Texas  





1st day of the 30 Day Challenge  
Evening Sunset (C)
3 1/2" X 5" on linen Masonite Board


2nd day of the 30 Day Challenge 
Bluebonnets (C)
12"X 12" Box canvas 
The Painting continues on all four side.  


3rd day of the 30 Day Challenge 
Texas Flag & Bluebonnets (C)
4"X 4" Box canvas 
The Painting continues on all four side.


4th day of the 30 Day Challenge 
Brazos river in West Columbia, Texas (C)
Graphite drawing on a 8"X 10" Canvas Board 


5th day of the 30 Day Challenge
The Blue Butterfly (C)
3 1/2" X 5" Linen Masonite Board 


6th day of the 30 day challenge 
Serene (C)
3 1/2" X 5" Linen Masonite Board



7th day of the 30 day challenge
Surfside Beach at the Gulf of mexico, Texas (C) 
5"X 7" Canvas Board 


8th day of the 30 day challenge  
Plein Air - Dr Pepper
5"X 7" Linen Masonite Board

This week I told my son, No more hit and miss on him learning to drive. So I had him drive me to Maypearl so I could get a little Plein Air in (It did not pan out the way I thought it would have).
As we where heading out the door I grab my small Plein Air bag and out the door I go. Once we get to Maypearl and I found this Dr. Pepper sign painting on the wall of an old building so I set up. 
To my surprise I find that I had my acrylic paints and not my oils with me. STRIKE -1 
Beside some of my paints have dried out. STRIKE -2 
I even forgot that I had taken some of my brush out of my bag too. STRIKE -3 I'AM OUT OF THE GAME! 

Over all it was a good learning too



Until next time my friends. Keep creating. 
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And remember I have place my son writing pen on my web site . So come on over and check them out. 

http://www.creationsbyjdfields.net 
                    
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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read the newsletter.
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Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you would like captured? 

Than I would love to talk to you about doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my journey with you.

If you have friends who would be interested in my work, please forward this e-newsletter on to them.


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Trying something new...

Welcome to my new blog "What's on JD Easel"

I am a Acrylic artist and have been struggling with Plein Air for the last two years. 
So this coming New Year of 2016 I'am planning on trying something different with Plein Air. 

I had to admit to my self that I needed to lay down my Acrylic paints and brushes when out in the field but what can I use? 

Well as we were coming home from Southern California in late November I had read a book call Drawing 365-Tips & Techniques to build your confidence & skills by Katherine Tyrrell. 
One of the things that the book talk about was drawing what you see outside a moving vehicle quickly. 
So on the way back home I try it.

Here is a sketch that I did while hubby drove across Az. I only gave myself 5 mins to get in the mountains and some of the land.   
Once I got the basic in I then added the weeds to kill time. Then while we were in Gila Bend, Az  I saw this Gila Monster (wall hanging) on the wall of a building and I knew I had to draw it. 

(This drawing is done with a writing pen and color pencils) 

All this got me thinking about Plein Air and my Acrylic paints. What if I just sketch or draw? But I do love color so why don't I add some color pencils to my sketches or I do like to play around with Pastel? Why not give that a shot. 

Then the other day I read a blog by Phil Starke Studio call Trying a Different Medium and I had to try it that too. 

 So I thought, I want to try something different to made the sketch/drawing my own. Why not try to draw on a canvas. 
(This 8"x 10" drawing on a tinted canvas panel. 
This is the Brazos River in West Columbia, Texas.)

Will to tell the truth I did not like this board for the linen was not fine nor tight. Also I found that the graphite acts just like a soft pastel, every lose. So my great plan was to spray it with fixative so I would not wipe away my drawing. Little did I know that the fixative would turn the drawing a little darker than I wanted it.
Something to think about next time....
   

So the next day I go back to sketch/drawing but this time I add something new. 
(This drawing is of Three Bluebonnets that I took pics of while on the Bluebonnet Trail in the countryside of Ellis County.)
I started this pencil drawing with two to three stages of graphite and then I use three to five colors of color pencils. But I must say that once I was done my hand hurt and I felt like Fred Sanford

 but is was worth it.



Next I want to try my hand with Pastels so I took my Snowman Cookie Jar and did a still life.



In the blog by Phil Starke Studio call Trying a Different Medium. Mr. Starke talk about how he uses his watercolors or hard pastel to make a small plein air sketch to take back to the studio for a bigger painting. 

After trying my hand and thing about the medium that I just tried, I must say that I am going to go back to my first medium that I had learn how to paint with and that is Oils. But this time I will use water base oil so that my hands don't brake out. Plus I will use sketch/drawing as other way to Plein Air too.  


Until next time my friends. Keep creating. 
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And remember I have place my son writing pen on my web site. So come on over and check them out. 

http://www.creationsbyjdfields.net 
                    
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I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read the newsletter.
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Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you would like captured? 

Than I would love to talk to you about doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my journey with you.

If you have friends who would be interested in my work, please forward this e-newsletter on to them.


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                         Commissions are welcome,                                                      Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Welcome to my new blog "What's on JD Easel"

Since it's it November I would like to say 


and would like to post other one of my harvest painting. 

This painting is of a memory long past in time. I can still hear the children playing out side from sunup to sunset and the kitchen would have all these delicious smells drifting from the windows. 
Where neighbors would knock at the back door and sit in the small kitchen and drink coffee, laugh, cry and gossip.

After I painted this country painting I place it in my collection of art work to use for art shows.  But now I have appreciated it long enough and I am placing it up for sale.

This painting is a 11" x 14" Acrylic painting on Masonite Board. 

I am also working on Christmas Ornaments this month.  
This little gal is a large goose egg that I have painted on both side and I have also place a Christmas tree charm on top of the egg


This is a large goose egg that I have painted on both side. This is a little Christmas Penguin and I have place a little Christmas tree charm on the top of the egg. 


Here is the Texas Star ornament. 
I have craved the star out of the egg but leaving just a enough meat to hold the star to the shell. I then place a star and cowboy boot charm at the bottom of the egg to give it a playful look.  


I also have been working on glass color swirl Christmas Ornament.
And flat & around plastic color swirl Christmas Ornament too.


And I made this old vintage Ornaments out of old hymns that where falling apart.  
       
If you have any questions about this painting or Christmas Ornament, please e-mail at me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com 
or go to my web site: http://creationsbyjdfields.net 


Until next time my friends. Keep creating. 
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And remember I have place my son writing pen on my web site . So come on over and check them out. 

http://www.creationsbyjdfields.net 
                    
---------------------------------------------------

I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read the newsletter.
----------------------------------------------


Do you have a wall that needs to be filled or perhaps replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you would like captured? 

Than I would love to talk to you about doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my journey with you.

If you have friends who would be interested in my work, please forward this e-newsletter on to them.


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                         Commissions are welcome,                                                      Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Welcome to my new blog "What's on JD Easel"

Since it's October I would I to start off with wishing everyone a BIG HAPPY HARVEST 
This painting is by a unknown artist.


To start off my new blog I want to post a drawing that I did a while back.


This pic is of Zoe. She is a owners son pit bull pup of a pet shop that I use to visit in Yucaipa, Ca to get photos of the birds and to buy food for my son turtle. Will one day I walk in to buy some turtle food when I spot Zoe. I ask the owner son if I could take pictures of her and he said yes. So I had the owners son place Zoe on top of the counter so I could take pictures of her. After several shots she gave me this look of "Are you done yet?" 
I love that look so much that I place her in a Pumpkin costume and surrounded the color penile/graphite drawing by adding a wood graphite rub for a October - November look. 

I call this drawing 
Pumpkin Pup
8" x 10" on Academic Heavy Weight Paper with a Matt 
11"x 14".

Once I was done I added this drawing to my collection of art work to use for art show. But now I have appreciated it long enough and I am now placing it up for sale. 

If you have any questions about this drawing, please e-mail at me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com 

Or go to my web site: http://creationsbyjdfields.net 


Until next time my friends. Keep Creating.
----------------------------------------------------

You can also find my son writing pen on my web site . So come on over and check them out. 

http://www.creationsbyjdfields.net 
                    
---------------------------------------------------

I am deeply grateful for your support, comments and business and a huge thanks to all of those who have recently purchased my paintings and ornaments. It means a lot to me.

Thanks once again for taking the time to read my personal blog.
--------------------------------------------


Do you have a wall that needs to be filled? or perhaps replaced with an image that inspires you? Or a memory you would like captured? 

Than I would love to talk to you about doing a commission painting for you.   

And thank you for your support, your love of art and for letting me sharing my art with you.

If you have friends who would be interested in my work, please forward this e-newsletter on to them.


---------------------------------------------------------



You can continue to stay connected via:



My Website:  http://creationsbyjdfields.net

My blog: http://creationsbyjdfields.blogspot.com/     

My Newsletter: http://newsletterbyjdfields.blogspot.com/

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creationsbyjdfields

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+JDFields

Instagram :  https://creationsbyjdfields/ 



My Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/creationsbyjdfields/ 


              Commissions are welcome,                                                      Contact Me: pals4ever98@hotmail.com  

(C) All copyright privileges retained by Creations by J.D. Fields. Downloading/printing is prohibited by law