Friday, April 27, 2012
Hello All, I am working on a larger painting and I have had to wipe it down several times...hopefully today I will get more done on it. I am still here!!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
I have been reading a wonderful book on how to make the most of your paintings and have learned so much. In this painting I concentrated on the composition. It is important to have a well balanced composition with easy passages and interesting transitions. It was also very important that I keep a fresh clean palette.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This is a redo of one of the paintings that I did last month. I am much happier with it. It pays to give a little time and space with a painting to make sure that it truly is complete!
Spontineity is wonderful but there is something to be said for the...pause...the time that you take to really step back... evaluate... live with it for a while... return and evaluate again. It is difficult for me to do because I get so excited to post!
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
What I like about this composition is the different shapes of the objects. I feel that objects that are dissimilar pair better than choosing shapes that repeat themselves. I will be working hard on my compositions in the future and trying to create more interesting spaces.
I loved the geranium and sacrificed one of my big pink blossoms for the still life. My garden is growing and it won't be long before I will have a variety of blooms. Ahhhhh...Spring!
This is a 6"x 6" study of a rose. I learned a lot from looking at works of others that I admire. One of the things that was im...
I am making a shadow box to place my still life objects in so that I can control the light. I saw something similar on Wet Canvas mon...
This exercise was to begin a painting with the value structure laid out...in flat even paint. These are painted on 6"x 6&...