Friday, September 29, 2017

Changing blog to another format

Hello to the loyal readers of this art blog. Thank you for your dedication if reading this blog in its somewhat random appearances over the years. In the next month or two I will be changing the format of this blog and inviting you all to come to a new location to read a more regular edition of this.  Please watch and check back for these changes.
Thank you,
Valerie Rogers

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Step by Step Owl Painting

I have had a few people ask me about my process lately and they were wondering how I came to have the appearance of such fine detail. I thought I would repost this  series of photos that show step by step how this painting came from start to finish. I always work with a delicate drawing and thin paint. Often the pencil lines still show through and add to the end result. Hope you enjoy it. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Beautiful Bee hive

This painting started because I was gifted with this beautiful bee hive. My awesome husband brought it to me. It has hung around my studio for several years now and I have been waiting for the right idea to pop up so that I could include it in a painting. The hive is a beautiful globe of grey paper hanging gracefully from a branch.  This bear had just the right look of curiosity for this painting. 
It is acrylic on board and is available. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Honeysuckle Perch

The HoneySuckle is flowering in the woods...and it is beautiful. My husband picked a bouquet of it and tucked it into the front of his saddle bringing it home to the studio for me. Here is the results.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

What I Paint with.

There is allot of wonderful supplies in my studio but in the end I really don't use that many in most paintings. 
Over the years, it has been refined down to some great staples. It is mostly Golden liquid paints, they are great colours and the right consistency for the detail I paint. For the week they are poured into small capped containers. Generally it is a fairly limited palette....6 colours plus about 4 extra. 

Out of 5 favourite brushes, the majority of every painting is created with a number 6 round. It just feels great in my hand and has a point fine enough for detail yet holds enough paint for faster work also. 
I like to have lots of natural bits and pieces around to enjoy and use for inspiration....pinecones and branches etc. A good solid easel and it is a happy day.