Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I am enjoying painting white paintings. There is something very rewarding about just dealing with value and stretching myself to explore other elements of good picture making. I bought a box of 20X20 inch canvases and am loving painting on them. This size permits me to lavish my brushwork with extra care and precision. I plan on exploring more with white paintings until I feel like exploring color once again.
There was a great deal of glass in this still life painting. I found the glass flower in the lower right hand corner in a thrift shop and it was instant 'love at first sight'. The cloth in the painting is a piece of filmy white sheer fabric with white ribbon like stripes running throughout. I simply love transparency and reflection.
It was very rewarding to challenge myself to capture the essence of these elements.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
This week's challenge on Daily Paintworks was centered around delicious treats for Valentine Day. I looked over eclairs, cakes, cheese cakes, candy, chocolate covered strawberries and then I found this pretty HUGE cupcake. I knew that the frosting would present a challenge and it did! The biggest challenge came from persuading my two Golden Retreiver sidekicks to not even think about jumping up and taking it. Their noses sniffed this delectible goody out right away!:)