Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I have been wanting to paint this coconut for sometime, but couldn't figure out how to get the coconut open. I used a hammer and screwdriver, unfortunately the coconut milk was sent flying all over my kitchen floor.
I did this preliminary sketch before I will start the painting to explore the forms and composition.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I am continuing with a series of drawings exploring flowers and flowers in containers. I am going to produce 100 drawings and it will be interesting to see the development during this exersize. It is much the same as daily painting, but, not done on a daily basis. I intend to use a variety of media.
This drawing is 11 by 14 inches on bristol board and drawn with pencil. If interested in purchasing any of my works you can go to my Etsy shop.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I have begun a series of drawing where I want to explore one subject matter through 100 drawings. I don't know where this will lead me or what effect it will have upon my painting, but I am excited to explore. These drawings below are a couple from the first series of 10.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I just wanted to share a tip that I have found on cleaning my oil painting brushes. I have been using a 98% Vegan lye soap and it cleans my brushes beautifully and leaves them supple. I happened onto it by accident and have used this ever since. I only use the vegan soap not the animal fat kind.
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...
I am making a shadow box to place my still life objects in so that I can control the light. I saw something similar on Wet Canvas mon...
I am on a Peony roll here.....just enjoying the process of painting and color. Can be purchased here .
This is a 6"x 6" study of a rose. I learned a lot from looking at works of others that I admire. One of the things that was im...