Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Horse Painting, Palomino Painting, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

Title: Soquilie- (Native American Word for Horse)

Love capturing the essence of these beautiful animals with color and movement through the thick texture achieved with a palette knife. This would look beautiful in a silver or light wood frame to go in any decor.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lamb, Sheep Painting, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

6x6 inch oil on board
Title: Now I lay me down to sleep

I just received a book from one of my favorite daily painting artists, Carol Marine. What I have read so far is wonderful and I highly recommend. I am inspired to paint a small painting daily as much as possible once again. Love painting baby animals, so these little guys were a joy to paint. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Horse Painting, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

11x14 Original oil on linen

Enjoyed painting a horse once again. This was painted from a beautiful reference photo a friend allowed me to paint.  Thank you Monica! 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Barnyard Memories

12x12 inch oil on gallery wrapped canvas

We used to have chickens when I was little and some of my earliest memories were of collecting the eggs from the chicken house.  I would love to someday have a few, they would be great reference and always available.  :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Little Girl OIl Sketch - Original by Carol DeMumbrum

8x10-oil on RayMar linen
Title: Moving On

This is another from the Nancy Franke workshop. 
Nancy tips-
• Color intensifies before a shadow.
• Fast skin tone- Yellow ochre, Cad red med and White
• Paint with a timer
•Movement of color for background
•Warm up with painting something from life 
•Quit before you think your done
•Look for shapes before you paint

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Blue Jay, Bird, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

8x10 inch oil on linen
Title: Pretty Boy
Gallery Wrapped Canvas

I posted on my facebook page how I started this blue jay and it changed a lot from my start.
I wanted to look more like the oil sketches I worked on in Nancy's workshop, so I took my brush and started softening and pulling out the color into the background. I am so much happier with it now. Fun to deconstruct, but I will admit scarey. I used the Senso clear primed canvas again and love the look of the brown canvas.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Little Lamb, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

4x4 inch oil on gallery wrapped canvas/ Sides painted also

Continued the children theme with this little baby face. Hope to continue to do these small warm-ups each day if time permits. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ballerina, Original figurative oil

9x12 inch oil on linen
"Tiny Dancer" 

Another painting from my recent Nancy Franke workshop. Nancy stressed how important it is to get your drawing correct before you paint. It was fun using vine charcoal to draw with again, I usually just draw with thinned paint. She said I was done when it did not feel like I was, and I still want to fill in around her eyes, but I'm afraid to lose the loose feeling. I do like the white canvas and the feeling of air in these oil studies.

Monday, October 6, 2014

On A Mission- Little Girl on the Beach, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

8x10 inch oil on RayMar Linen

I attended a Nancy Franke workshop last week and have fallen in love with these oil studies. This little girl was on the beach during one of our summer vacations and I kept an eye on her because each day she had on the cutest little outfits. Nancy said she loves painting children because they are so confident, they don't have the world telling them of their flaws yet and are truly enjoying life. She encouraged me to leave the painting loose and not to fill in all of the white space on the canvas. I would have to say she is my newest hero. 

Nancy starting her demo.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

September Challenge Fall Collage

My 30/30 challenge paintings. As you can see I did not make it all the way through, but I am proud to have tried and to be a part with so many fabulous artists.  Thank you Leslie Saeta for this wonderful challenge once again. Maybe next time I'll make it.

I hope you will visit Daily Paintworks and read a little bit about me in the artist spotlight this week.  

 Sign up to win my "Autumn Dew" painting on Daily Paintworks.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I Am Not Amused - Siamese Cat , Original Oil by Carol DeMumbrum

6x6 inch oil on ampersand board

This was a fun painting and I enjoyed using my new Gamblin Solvent-Free Gel.  Most mediums tend to give me headaches and this did not smell at all. YAY!! Definitely has a nice feel as the paint glides across the painting surface.

Cats were always my favorite when I was younger, but now I am pretty equal on my love between felines and canines. How about you? Love the siamese cat's eyes!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Gang's All Here - Cows, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

12x12 inch oil on gallery wrapped canvas, Palette knife painting

Loved all the different colors of cows in the reference photo. I had fun carrying the blue through the painting with the lines of paint. One of the most helpful things I learned in a workshop with Matt Smith was the importance of these lines of color and how they can add the needed extra touch to a painting.

Friday, September 26, 2014

I Have my Eye on You - Owl

4x4 inch oil on gallery wraped
Purchase Here

Just attended a workshop where the artist stated that in the best paintings that not two brushstrokes of color are the same. That every brushstroke is a different value or color. Really has been making me look at paintings differently. 
This I painted before the workshop, but I look at all the brushstrokes and see there are a lot of different colors, but they are not all different. Love how you get something new to think about from all workshops.

I hope you will visit Daily Paintworks and read a little bit about me in the artist spotlight this week.  

 Sign up to win my "Autumn Dew" painting on Daily Paintworks.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Horse Painting, White Horse, Original oil by Carol DeMumbrum

16x20 inch oil on linen

I received the most incredible opportunity to be the spotlight artist starting tomorrow on Daily Paintworks!!! Click here to go to the interview.
Thank you so much Daily Paintworks!  
You have a chance to win the painting "Autumn Dew" in the post below if you purchase a painting on Daily Paintworks this week. Lots of beautiful paintings to choose from, so go take a peak. Remember, Christmas is not that far away. :)

The reflection of color on white animals has to be one my favorite things to paint. Once again I am using the palette knife to achieve more texture and movement in the painting. I'm so excited to have one of my dear collectors say she would like to purchase this piece. Thank you so much, Ruth!!!
I think since it has not yet been named, I will let her title her painting.


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