Monday, March 30, 2015

Pears work in progress....

I had drawn some pears on a blue sheet of paper and imagined if I did a painting of them with a blue background it would look nice... so  set this up and began a little 5x7 inch painting...
...this is the painting I wound up with, and I felt like it was ok, but didn't have anything special about it.  I felt like, if I could wipe this painting off even after having worked on it for a few hours, would I care?  I didn't, and I wiped it off... and the next day started over with something a little different....

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)

I'll post the finished painting tomorrow.


  1. Deb, I've neglected to say hello and tell you how much I enjoy seeing your lovely paintings. Seeing your set-ups reinforces what a skillful drafts-person you are. Your color-mixing prowess is great.

    I have to say, this piece in it's 'half-way' point is awesome!!! I love it as-is. It retains the sense of spontaneity of you playfully toying around with the origami, and a freshness through your ability to not treat the painting as too precious to rework. There is something about the 'sketchiness' that is exciting to me.

    Since I haven't painted in ages, glimpses into your studio are good for my spirit. Thanks for the good work!

    1. Dar, so nice to hear from you, and your wonderful comments are good for my spirit too! Thank you so much!

  2. Gorgeous, Debbie! Thanks for sharing your process thoughts. You are so inspiring! :)


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