Thursday, August 30, 2012

Morning Outlook


This is a rework of a painting from my workshop earlier this month. There were 2 figures (from models) and I was happy with the guy but not the girl- so I nixed the girl and replaced her with a scene from a Diebenkorn painting. I really like this piece; I think I'll keep it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Too Soon for the Spoon

                                    6x6  SOLD

Entry #2 in this week's egg painting challenge. This is such a great exercise in seeing all the subtle gradations in color that define the delicate eggshells and the gelatinous egg whites. I threw in the spoon for contrast.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Awaiting Company


I got a hankering to try something new (for me). Normally I would want to place a figure n the scene, but this one seemed complete as it is.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Egg For One

                                    6x6  SOLD

This is my entry for this week's challenge. This is probably the third time I've painted and egg and shells, and I know this is better than the last ones. The power of practice....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Plum Among Them


This may be the most items I've ever included in a  composition. I remember awhile ago Carol Marine did a number of them from much more distant perspective. The simplification required grows enormously the further away you get. Now that's a challenge! This was hard enough....well, maybe I'll try backing off further.......

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In a Mason Jar


The lid on this jar was hard to paint! It rather looks like the whole thing, plate and all, are flying across the picture. Does that make it dynamic?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shine Your Light on Me


Red Onions are some of my favorites, to paint and to eat. I also love this color combination!

Monday, August 20, 2012

You Glow, Girl


The DPW Challenge this week is the "Complement Me" Challenge, courtesy of yours truly. We did something similar in the workshop I took a couple weeks ago, and I found it pretty useful The idea is that you take complementary colors and you can use one in it's full range (in this case the red runs from red-orange to ted-purple and the other (green in this case) you can only mix with white and with the reds. The result will be a cohesive complementary color scheme.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Three Lemons on Blue


One of my favorite compositional tools is combining shapes of similar color to make new shapes. There are essentially only 2 colors in this, but I think it works pretty well. I love this little green bottle.It may just be my new favorite prop.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Life on the Streets

                                        5x7  SOLD

I haven't really been away from painting. I took a 5 day workshop at the Gage Academy and aside from a short lecture period, painted all day every day. I can't way that I learned a lot of new things, but sometimes the knowledge creeps in unexpectedly. I can say that I loved it!

This little painting is for the DPW challenge and is derived from the photo posted by Carol Marine.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Red Truck

                                     6x6 SOLD

This has been a really busy day, but I managed to whip out a little 6x6 entry for the DPW Challenge. Tomorrow is the first day of my 5 day painting workshop at the Gage Academy. We also have out of town visitors- 4 people- staying with us for a couple days and 12 people coming to dinner on Tuesday evening. Fortunately, my husband is an excellent cook, so he is in charge of planning and (partially) executing the meal. I am REALLY looking forward to this workshop and hope that all the distractions won't , well, be a distraction.