Sunday, June 25, 2017

Girl Things

I have been working on applying the material I learned in the Dennis Perrin class and am really enjoying the results.  This painting can be found here.....

Friday, June 16, 2017


I am taking a course in exploring the peony.  This is my first painting in this class.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Revisiting Module 1......practice

I am going through the lessons again and really studying what I have learned....I have found that I did miss a lot and so this has been very helpful....I was focusing on strong lighting from a single direction...5 value that could be clearly read....good paint quality.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Figurine, Roses and Green Hobnail Vase

 finished this painting today. I think I could have pushed the values and color more but, am happy with it. I think I need to take the Perrin flower course!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Final assignment

This is part of the final assignment in Dennis Perrin's class....'The Secrets of Painting Light'...loved every minute of it and can honestly say I learned to paint......

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bosc Pears

I applied the Dennis Parrin method of painting with this painting and am very happy with the way that it turned out.  I have learned so much and definitely encourage anyone to take the course if you are so won't be sorry.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


New work.....'Roses'....10"x 8"x 3/4"....oil....stretched cotton canvas.....I just want to tell you that I have been taking the most amazing workshop....'The Secrets of Painting Light' with Dennis Perrin.......I have learned so much in such a short period of time that it is almost breathtaking....he has many more virtual workshops too...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Light Bulb

Ok....with this one I held onto my 3 values puddles of paint with great discipline.  I used Cad Red Dp, Cobalt Blue, Cad Yellow Lt......I am much happier with this painting because I was able to achieve what I wanted.  I let the light bulb be the darker values and the background the lightest value.  I wanted to mix it up a bit.  It was so much fun.....Oh, I used a size 12 short flat.  Squint, clean brush, change paper towels religiously......

Monday, April 24, 2017

Three color painting.....homework .... Module 3

This painting I am going to do over again.  I used an 8"x 8" Clayboard to work on and if you know clay board it is exactly what it says.  The surface absorbs the paint to the point where when you put down a stroke you can't move your brush.  The paint has to be liquid...Well is a disaster....but I have worked very hard on it today, and am going to post it and then post  again when I paint the other one.  I used Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Deep, Cad Yellow Light and white.  I didn't intend it to be a high key painting, but that is what happened when I had to paint over and over again the same areas  I lost my richer dark when I went so light to get a fluid consistency of paint ....

Sunday, April 23, 2017

1-5 value structure drawing for paintings....homework

This exercise was to begin a painting with the value structure laid flat even paint.  These are painted on 6"x 6" Gessobord.  It is very challenging!!!  The more I did the easier it became though.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Module 2 second value drawing and finished painting

I am liking the grays but I am finding my way with color using them.  I need to just explore color mixing I think.....Oh, I know what I will do....I will make some color charts using the colors on my palette.  Wah....Lah......

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Roses and Lemons

I learned so much from this felt like this was what I have been looking for a long time.  I loved painting this and had so much fun.  There were all kinds of decisions to be made with every brush stroke....I simply loved it.  I have learned so much from Dennis Parrin's 'The Secrets of Painting Light' online workshop.  Just wonderful will change you for the better....

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1 of 5 value structures

This is the #1 of a value structure drawing in beginning a painting. I will get lots of practice, as there will be 5 total in this exercise....It was tough.  I tried to maintain 4 values.  Admittedly there is a lot of Cerulean...I guess I went a little heavy .... didn't mean to the lighting was not that great.  Anyway, I am going to paint it now.  I chose overhead lighting because I love the effect.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Homework....4 different lighting conditions

This weeks homework assignment was to paint an object, something simple, in 4 different lighting conditions, with 3 values plus accents of black and white. I forced the value range down because I wanted the highlights to show up really well........ BACK, TOP, FRONT, descending order......I did these in a kind of a rush and so the composition could have been better....sorry....I wanted to complete the assignment......

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Red Tulips

I am taking a wonderful class on LIGHT from Dennis Perrin and I must tell you it is phenomenal.  This is my first painting using his method.  It was harder than it should have been because I chose tulips which changed position over night.  I had a wonderful drawing all laid out and the next was completely very frustrating!!!!!!!  But hey, I have learned a ton!!!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Brass Vase

I am experimenting with something and I want to know your reaction to...if you care to please leave a comment.....I want it to move more in the direction of the abstract....great big hint....purchase here

Saturday, April 1, 2017

She 2

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hibiscus 2

I have a tendency to overwork a painting and this was an attempt to limit brushstrokes and to work quickly and deliberately......

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Whisper of Spring

This is a copy of a photograph that I saw on FB.  I wanted to give credit to Beautiful Dreamers's Photography.  I generally never copy....but this just touched my soul.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Papaya and Posies

Yes, one more revision and now I am truly happy..........................................!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Papaya and Posies

Look familiar?  Yeah I couldn't stand the other painting as I was trying something that just didn't quite work out.  I am more comfortable with the changes that I have made.....