Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Daily sketch #35

Really pushing the is interesting because you must begin to not see object and see value shapes instead and that is just a matter of experience I think.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Daily sketch #32

Sweet potato and very difficult to do....I am learning though....

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I feel as though I am finally getting somewhere!  Wahooo       I used Cad Red Deep, Alizarin Crimson, Azo Coral, Ultramarine Blue, Cad Yellow Med, Titanium White....and a teeny bit of Ivory Black.  I did  a fairly detailed underpainting before I began.  After it was over I let my dogs share in the broken muffin....very appreciative:)   Oh...this is an 8"x 10" stretched canvas.  I wanted a linear layout.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sneak peak!!

This 10"x 8" oil painting is my most recent painting and I will photograph tomorrow in the daylight before I post it in color on FB.  I feel that I am really learning now...yay....!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016


I am moderately happy with the painting and I really tried to be aware of many things...the saturation is better and I think that the composition is more interesting.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016


For some reason this painting reminds me of the Aztec ruins from Mexico.....I think that it is the architectural antique that belongs to my husband with the huge sun symbol.  I haven't painted cloth that much and so I had heart failure when I first began....and then after many tries I wore myself out and relaxed and let it happen.  It is just a matter of following the light and shadow.......and keeping the wonderful feeling of the soft supple cloth.  I used a limited palette of Azo Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue, Titanium White and a tad bit of Ivory Black.  I did paint a 12"x 12" value study to break the painting down into a simple hierarchy of value shapes.