Sunday, May 3, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Over the last couple of weeks, I had fun doing some of these color mix charts for myself. This one, is a limited palette of Yellow ochre, Ivory Black, Titanium White, and Cadmium Red light. I mixed the yellow into the red, then the red into the black and the black into the yellow across the top row, and then tinted with white underneath each one. The bottom are the same with a bit of the 3rd color mixed in.
I was inspired by the array of muted colors, and grays on this chart, so I tried a painting using just these colors. I cheated just a bit, by using some cadmium yellow in the gold highlights of the creamer.
I used a butterfly I have framed under glass as the reference for the painting.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
I folded up some origami butterflies and added one to the set up... and started painting, I liked this much better.... (I temporarily put those black strips of paper around the painting to help "frame" it in a way.. it sort of helped me visualize the composition in the space better)
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Hello! and Happy New Year! This is the first painting I've done this year. I had gotten a variety of fruits a couple of weeks ago, but busy with the holidays, I just didn't have the time to spend painting them. So, I thought I might spend a bit of time making some arrangements with the fruit and other objects and photographing them white they were still fresh. Now, with the holidays over, I still have a few pieces of this fruit to refer to, but it was fun looking back over my photos and choosing one to paint. I don't usually work this way, but it was fun and worked out nicely.
(note: at the time I took the photo of the painting, I hadn't signed it, but it is signed now)
Thanks for taking the time to look at my artwork!
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The holidays are quickly approaching... and with Christmas only a few short days away I've been too busy to even think about sitting down to paint. But, today I found myself sitting at my easel working on a painting that I had done a few weeks ago but wasn't really happy with. I made a little pile of clementines, they really are darling (like it says on the bag) so cute and small.... and I added some cranberries in for color.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
|"Winter Pomegranate" Oil on 6x6 inch board|
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I decided to rework the background of this pomegranate. I like it much better.
And below, is a new painting... a peeled clementine and a sunburst tangerine....
|"Peeled Clementine and Sunburst" Oil on 5x7 inch board|
My favorite part of this one is the glow of light showing through in the back of the peeled tangerine.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I picked out a few of my favorite drawings from this year, and matted them. You can view some of them on my drawing blog, here, by scrolling down the page. They are in a variety of medium, charcoal, pastel and graphite.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
I love the unusual shape of pomegranates, and wanted to paint one. I looked for one that still had the little tips still attached on top. This one had a couple tips missing, but still such a beautiful red, and fun shape to paint. Here are a couple in progress pics... I had chosen a piece of decorative paper to use in the background, but decided not to use it.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Finally, a new painting to post! And I really love this one, the combination of orange, blue and turquoise is so attractive to me. The flower pattern is a sheet of decorative paper, and so is the blue base. The white cup is from the Goodwill store.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
This is painted on a canvas panel that I had applied about 3-4 extra coats of gesso, and then a coat of acrylic paint in a neutral shade. You can see some of my other drawings of the little collection of gourds I had picked up from a nearby farm market here. I love all of their shapes and colors!
Monday, September 22, 2014
I started this one on the white gessoed surface with very thin oil paint. I waited about an hour hoping this underpainting would be dry enough to work on top of. It wasn't quite dry enough, but I went ahead and continued anyway. I painted in the background first, then the fruit.
The finished photo above is a bit bright.. especially the green apple around the highlight.
Monday, September 15, 2014
I started with a pencil sketch on a gessoed panel...