Tuesday, August 23, 2011
This was a nice set up to work from. I chose a larger format and enjoyed the increase in size. With this painting I did an underpainting and was careful to plan more fully. I determined the key that I wanted the painting and worked my color from there. In particular, I enjoyed painting the flowers and the pattern on the background paper.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I have begun to re-evaluate my painting strategy and I find that things are troubling me. I am ending up with some mud at times and my brushstrokes get lost in too much mark making. Sooo...today I painted this petunia one stroke at a time. It was tempting to kind of mussshh around, but, I kept things clean. I was pretty happy with the results.
Raymar Canvas Panel
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Many monthes ago there was a challenge to paint a dish of jello and a spoon...I never entered this piece and while rummaging around I found the paper painting and thought that it was nice enough to show. Funny how distance from something changes our perspective.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I keep painting this vase in a variety of different lighting conditions, and paired with other objects because I LOVE it! I liked this painting when it was finished. I have decided that painting daily just doesn't work for me...I would rather work on a painting and bring it to a satisfactory conclusion than to rush and accept a painting that is not finished.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Finding this cherry with the leaf attached was a little like finding a four leaf clover! I like the way that the stems intertwined with one another. I switched to natural bristle brushes and, "Oh my, what a difference! I chose quality naturlal bristle brushes and they glide so beautifully. The synthetic brushes don't have nearly the drag and they scoop rather than laying down the paint. This is a major break through for me!
Raymar Canvas Panel
Friday, August 5, 2011
Yes, my Vaseline Vase is making another debut. I just can't get enough of this vase! I love the apple yellow green color and the way the light hits it. I chose to work with a little different color scheme and am pleased with it.
I photographed the painting again and was able to come very close to the original image in terms of color.
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...