I can't help but want to paint strawberries every time I bring them home from the store.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
I painted this from a picture I took quite a while ago. I remember setting some things up, and taking pictures to get ideas for paintings, and I forgot about them. I usually prefer to paint from life, because all the information I need is right in front of me. A photo seems to pale in comparison, but in this case... I think it helped. I printed the picture on regular printer paper, and it was pale and off color. I used it to get the basics down, and then the rest was up to me. It was kind of nice just to color in what ever way I wanted, and not trying so hard to match every color to my set up. It came out much looser too, which I like. I feel like the looser touch might be because I've been drawing alot lately with my pastel sticks, and I like the sketchy look of them. I think I might try to carry that over into my painting a little more.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Here's a picture of my set up and work in progress. This lemon is the same one I used in my last lemon painting! I found it wrapped up in the fridge, so I thought I'd use it again. It was a little dry and moldy in spots, but I left that part out of the painting!
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I've been wanting to do a painting of some kind of goody lately. So, when I saw this week's Daily Paintworks challenge was to paint a donut, I couldn't wait to go to the store and pick one out to paint!
This chocolate frosted chocolate donut is my favorite. I can't remember the last time I've had one. It looked a bit lonely all by itself on this 6x8 panel, (a bit bigger than the usual 5x7). So, I added some fruit. It made me smile that I added the fruit, because after eating a donut, I would probably eat some fruit to feel less guilty about the donut.
|work in progress|
Saturday, March 10, 2012
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I can't wait for Spring, and I'm excited to see the daylight lasting longer, and the time change will really make a difference! The sunshine is brighter, the days are warming up, the birds are singing and Easter is just around the corner. We've had a fairly mild winter here, but even so...Spring can't come soon enough for me!