Saturday, November 27, 2010
This painting is another...OVERHAUL.... I painted it a number of monhths ago and was never very happy with it. I just needed to cut loose on it and let myself enjoy the intuitive sense of finding the essence of the painting! I am very happy with this now.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Peonies are not in season and I admit that this is a gorgeous silk flower that has great color. I am grateful that I finished this painting with time to spare because I have 2 pies to make for tomorrow. Thanksgiving! I wish you all a very blessed Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
There was just something that I didn't like with this painting and I thought and looked really intensely and decided to go ahead and work with it a little bit. Well, it turned into a big little bit! I tried to maintain loosness and yet add more definition and care with my brushstokes. I feel that I am in a growning and learning period.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
There are times when I paint that I can work through the difficulties of balancing all of the elements that go into painting. In this painting I had a real sense of what it was I wanted to express.
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~Aristotle
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
It has only been a few days since I last painted but it feels like weeks. I needed something to challenge me. In this small study I placed an ornament into the glass...I wanted to work with as little white as possible and explore saturated color. The ornament proved to be a huge challenge and I may try again. It is a mass of round donut shaped purple sequins with tiny beads. It resembles berries doesn't it?
Friday, November 5, 2010
Christmas is the most spiritual time of the year for me. I always remember listening to the Messiah in our home, tree lights, tinsel, and Christmas Carols. What a wonderful time of year.
I have had this glass ornament for many years and love the style of the figure. It has the most beautiful color and shine. We collected these vintage style ornaments for a number of years. This is one of my favorites. I have not painted many figurine images and I THINK I really need to work on it.
The weather has turned cooler and our leaves are just beginning to fall. I found these gorgeous red leaves on my patio yesterday and fell in love with their vibrant color. One of the things that most disturbs me about my painting is the use of white. In this painting I am using strong color as a choice. It is one thing to see value and an entirely different thing to see color as value. I hope to curb the use of so much white.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This is an older image from last year but one that I liked. I am recovering from being up the entire night to watch the election returns.
I am beginning to feel the stirring feeling of wanting to paint. There has been so much going on that it has been difficult.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...