Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hand Challenge



This is my submission to the Daily Paintworks 'hand challenge'. It is done from life and my hand kept moving slightly sooooo....it was challenging to say the least.

8"X8"
Oil
Canvas Panel

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Single Pomegranite


Who knew that a napkin could be so difficult to paint?

8"X8"
Oil
Canvas Board

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Curl



I am still working with transparency. I was pleased with this set up and the way that it turned out. It was tricky getting the ribbon to curl properly with the correct values. For some reason the yellow is not photographing well. It is more washed out than it actually is. I will try and locate a spot that maintains the integrity of the color and photograph again.

5"X7"
Oil
Raymar Canvas Panel

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bottled Up



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This painting came out a little looser than I intended...it may have been the consistency of the paint which is a bit foreign to me.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stacked


I am intriqued with these golden glass ornaments and enjoy painting the color and the shape. I bought this beautiful cylindrical vase yesterday...Love it!

7X5 inches
Oil
Canvas Panel

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pink!



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Getting a better handle on grays! I think the little bird approves.

6X6 inches
oil
canvas panel

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mum



My intention in this painting was to put the gold glass ornaments in shadow and focus the light on the mum. I wanted to see what kind of value structure it would take to make the ornaments look gold and in shadow.

6X8
Oil
Canvas Panel

Friday, October 14, 2011

Two Gold




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The turquoise blue satin cloth was a pleasure to work with. I liked the gold tone glass balls against this backdrop. How did I get the ball to stay in that position? A little tape :)

6X6 inches
Oil
Canvas Panel

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Red and Gold



I know! They are already in the stores and I couldn't resist.


6"X6"
Oil
Raymar Canvas Panel

Monday, October 10, 2011

Geisha Snowglobe



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6X6 inches
Oil
Raymar Canvas Panel

Isn't this the cutest? I simply fell in love with this tiny 2 inch snowglobe.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ceramic Birds


More practice work here. These birds were not clear glass but they were white ceramic which was challenging to paint. I am finding that value is the key.
I like the way that this painting turned out.

6X6
OIl
Canvas Panel

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Little Glass Dog



Now this was difficult to do. Painting a glass figurine poses all kinds of problems.
I think that the most difficult is finding a background of the right value that shows off the glass. It was great practice.

I have hung in on this painting and now I am pleased with the results. It was very difficult and I learned sooo much. Don't give up until it suits you is the first thing I learned!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cypress Swamp



8X10
Oil
Stretched Linen

This is a palette knife painting. I haven't done any in the past and felt like experimenting today.