Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
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Bananas with Black cherries, Rainer cherries and green grapes.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
I painted these cherries the other day. I had only the cherries and metal measuring cup, and when it was done, it seemed a bit empty, so I put it aside to think about what to do. I decided to add the creamer, and it looks much better to me. More complete. Here are some pics of work in progress....
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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This painting started out with just the eggs and bananas on a light background. It seemed kind of bland to me the way it was, so I added a dark background and the pomegranate. I like it much better now.
Monday, May 13, 2013
This little dove was a decoration I had on the Christmas tree that I never put away... I thought I might add it to a still life sometime. So, it's been sitting around, along with many other things that have been collecting on my table. I had pushed a bunch of stuff aside to make room to set something up. After lots of messing around with possible subjects, I noticed the dove, pomegranate, leaves and cloth had gotten pushed together off to the side, and it looked better than anything I had been trying to put together! I tried some different background colors and decided on the green.
I first made this little value sketch on toned paper using a dark pencil and white conte stick.
Monday, May 6, 2013
I had a hard time getting an accurate photo of this one. The red always came too bright. I tried my best to get it looking as close as I could. But, then, everyone's monitor is different too, so ... how close can I really get??? It's a nice, quiet little painting, I like it alot.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
This is what I worked on today...Oil on board....the board is 5x7 with a thin dry coat of acrylic paint over the gesso.
Monday, April 29, 2013
I changed the table top in this painting. (scroll down a bit to see pics in progress). When I started it I had a white cloth there, but decided to change to the wood table. I like it better. It gives a nice contrast and interesting reflections. The eggs were fun to do, I'd like to try them again. The butter, not so much... that pale yellow was a challenge.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I haven't been able to take any pictures or post anything in a few days, I was having problems with my camera. I have been painting though, and now that I have a working camera, I can catch up. I set my previous painting aside, (the one of the eggs, butter and sugar bowl) because I want to make some changes. I started this one, I like the combination of the blue and yellow. And, now that I look at it, I notice the green leaves and the leaf shapes on the wall paper make a nice combination also!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Instead of drawing it over again on my board, I decided to trace my drawing and transfer it to my board. After tracing it, I retraced on the back with a charcoal pencil, and laid the tracing paper over my board and rubbed the drawing onto it. (it occurred to me as I saw the reversed image, that the painting would look good flopped the other way too... hmmm...I couldn't decide, so I stayed with what I already had done).
Saturday, March 30, 2013
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I had bought a couple of these bartlett pears because of their beautiful scarlet and yellow/green coloring. They were a bit greener when I bought them, and drew them .(see them Here). But, by the time I made this painting a couple days later, they were more yellow. Just as striking either way tho!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
I scraped it off... and decided I didn't like the design I had made up on the cup, so I scraped that off, and repainted it with the original design. Then repainted the background with a neutral sort of orange color...
and the whole time.. I'm thinking.. .... Why haven't you learned your lesson!!! How many times do I have to tell you???? Don't start painting until you are sure of what you are doing!!!!!!!!
Monday, March 18, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The little purple cap is off a milk jug, I save them and use them to put a little medium in, so I don't have to dip into the jar. I don't use much, so I don't put much in the cap, and then I just toss it out when I'm done.
I had drawn a picture of the dark apple yesterday, and love how dark the color was. (you can see it on my sketchbook page here.) It's so dark red/violet it's almost black! I've been taking the time to draw alot more often, and it's helped a great deal with my painting.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here is my finished painting. A small note to buyers, it was painted over another painting, and has some small painted sketches on the back ( has nothing to do with the painting on the front, and no idea why I had done it, but it's there, just fyi)