Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tulip Time

I have painted these tulips before but, I feel that this is my best attempt.  I am learning so much.  I am a little disappointed that the photo isn't as dense as the painting.  It could be the light which is overcast and quite bright.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Swim

I used  all of the things that I have been learning in this painting.  It was lots of fun.  I love my bristle brushes....what a difference.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Peach Rose

I am going through a file of pictures that I have been wanting to paint and now I am gaining confidence that I can do them justice.  I have finally had someone teach me how to layout a painting in incremental steps that make huge sense.  I love it!!  One of the things that I have found out is to spread a very thin coat of linseed oil on the canvas or board or for that matter paper in the beginning.  This allows the paint to move easily on the surface.  I am also learning more about grays and how to bend the color as Lori Putnam explains in her DVD.  The information in both of these courses together provide great clarity.

Rose at Dawn

I am learning how to use paint.net and hope that I am understanding...anyway this is an painting that I painted today....love what I am learning!!  I also bought bristle brushes which make a big difference in how the paint handles.  There are places and reasons to use synthetic brushes...they make a very chiseled application of paint whereas a bristle brush is soft and gives a soft diffused edge.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Yellow Rose

I am pleased with this and the way that it turned out.  I bought a new DVD and man is it good....I will post a little more about this in a couple of hours.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Violinist

I have been wanting to paint this image for a long time....bringing to where I wanted it was tough.  I will photograph again because the sun was too bright and there is glare on the paint.  The colors are richer than depicted here.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

All is well....

My computer is home and I will be posting new work in a couple of days.......YAY......

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Computer On Its' Way Home

My computer has been repaired and is on its' way home.  Hopefully they have fixed the problem......so I will be back in business...thank you for being patient with me.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Computer Down Again

I am really am disappointed....my computer is sent off for repair.....no new posts for up to 3 weeks.....so sorry.   Darn....I will use the time to produce paintings...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wrapped Chocolate Candies

I worked a little too hard on this piece and kind of lost it....it was a good learning experiment and I like it as an abstract.  When I ordered some jewelry findings from the UK the artist mailed some delicious candies and I painted them.  Like I said it is quite abstract.  I may go into it at a later date for now it rests.