Thursday, September 29, 2011
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I wasn't satisfied with the painting yesterday and did another painting from the same subject. I am much more pleased with the results. I have a tendency to load on the paint when not when I am not thinking intently about my strokes. I also tried to use less strokes and make them count.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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Gray is an interesting color to work with. I set up a challenge for myself by having a white cup set against a white piece of fabric. I worked very hard on stretching my values in gray and still keeping the white cup reading white against a white background.
Monday, September 26, 2011
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I have eaten dried figs many times...I love them. Today I bought fresh figs after learning how to eat them. Oh my gosh!! They are so delicious. I love the blue hue of their skins and their plump little shapes.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
My grandmother's velvet shawl was the inspiration for this painting. It is a shawl that my Uncle brought back with him from Japan. When I was a little girl my greatest honor was to wear it when I went to a movie. It probably looked ridiculous because it is quite long...but I felt like a princess!
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Well, these were challenging!:) I did one wipe out and decided that this was probably as good as it will get today. I think that my grays could have been a little darker. It was good practice and I will definately paint them again.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
This was one of those wonderful experiences where the paint just fell off the brush. I love the black plums when they come into season. Everytime I paint them I am reminded of a black plum tart that an old German lady used to make and share with me. I never did get the recipe and wish that I had. So if anyone has a great recipe please let me know!
I bought these cardinal salt and pepper shakers in lieu of our crazy cardinal that made the exterior of our home his work.....he...