2 new charcoal drawings. The one above is 12x13.5 inches, and the one below is 6x6". I am still mulling over titles. Any advice?
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
charcoal and pastel
My drawing "Carra" is in Barcelona for an exhibition. It was purchased by the Art Renewal Center, a wonderful promoter/collection/ exhibitor entity that celebrates realism in the arts. Their purchase of my drawing was a thrill, and I am so honored to have them take my drawing to Barcelona. Wish I could go too!
Monday, September 18, 2017
I took another painting workshop at the Ani Academy a few weeks ago. The title of the workshop was "Diagnostic Painting", and it was a great experience. I am still struggling with painting in oils, although My paintings have improved immensely the last year. The alla prima painting practice at the workshop was eye-opening, and I have gone on to paint a few more still lifes since.
This was my set-up at the Ani Academy. I estimate I spent about 10 hours on it. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it came out.
I have this great blue bottle, but I had to shorten it considerably to fit in my still life box. I think it came out great. This was probably 4 hours.
Here is an ambitious little still life, considering the nasturtiums drooped by the minute, so I had to do a bit of artistic interpretation along the way. This took about 3 hours. The finished product below....
I have admired other artist's painting of lemons, so I gave it a try myself. This was about 4 hours.
My sweet peas are actually a pretty magenta color, but I didn't take the time to mix the color up well, and it just looked bad. So, I turned to some pretty pinks and reds, so I could keep the chroma high.
I think my 2 floral still lifes didn't turn out as well, because I was too far away from the still life, and I didn't have a good light on my easel. Painting in the dark does not work for me.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
A Rose Among the Thorns
This painting is being framed, then headed to the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society Fall exhibition. I think it looks even better in person, so I hope it does well at the show!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
"Moments of Glad Grace"
I really enjoy using other artist's work in my own creations. "The Kiss" by Gustave Klimt is interesting because it is beautiful, and yet a bit unsettling.
I bought some beautiful kimono silk to use in paintings. The grey pattern is pretty complicated, but seemed the right thing with the crystal and the bright pink peony.
Monday, August 14, 2017
"Bless My Soul" $600
oil on linen 6x6"
Hydrangeas from a friend's garden. I love when there is a "connection" to a painting I am working on. I will think of her whenever I see this now. It's a good thing I like it!
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Well, I think these came out pretty cute. Each is 4x4", and I will frame them and take them to the local galleries. It is not my usual style, but what the heck.
"Sunny Flower" SOLD
oil on linen 4x4"
oil on linen 4x4"
"White Lily" $60
oil on linen 4x4"
Sunday, July 16, 2017
"Brandywine Rose" $85, unframed
"Here's Looking At You, Kid" $85
"Peony Blush" $1100, framed
"Persuasion" $250, unframed
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Here is a variety of drawings from my drawing group. If we can't entice a model, we either draw each other, or bring in some items for a still life drawing. I tend to use mediums that I am not real familiar with...
Daffodil Still life
Iris and Lilies
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Here is a handful of portraits from my Thursday night drawing group. We are lucky enough to have some friends who pose for us. I think some of them run when they see us (the draw-ers) coming, but most are good sports.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017