Thursday, February 4, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Hi! Well I managed to paint these peach roses one more time before they completely wilted. This is oil on a 11" X 14" canvas, working with a dark background this time. One nice tip I got at Nancy Frankes workshop was to put some cad red light in your dark backgrounds, it gives it some warmth and atmosphere.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Hi! I took these wonderful peach roses and fresh pears to my group Monday to paint. I think five or six of us painted or sketched this set up or the second one I brought. Actually now that I think about it the others chose my other set up of roses in a ball jar. Loved the color of the roses. I tried to think about the things I learned in my Nancy Franke workshop. I blocked in with a paper towel, used a little spatula thingie for laying in my roses. I painted this on linen and really love using linen but of course it's more expensive to paint on. Love the texture and it is so easy to wipe back to the linen if you need to. I did wipe the light areas of the pears back and added cleaner paint toward the end. This is oil on a 8" X 10" linen panel.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Hi there! Well she's back with some changes. I worked on her a bit more and then took it to critique. They really didn't have too much, felt maybe I needed more detail in her back, lower her elbow and thought I had a line around her where I painted in the background. Last night I painted the background again, worked on the flesh tones more and I toned down a lot of the orange in her hair. Hubby didn't like all the orange in her hair and I took that into consideration too. Could it be done? Maybe, lol I heard once it takes two artists to paint a painting, one to paint it and one to tell them when it's done, lol. "Back away from the canvas"
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Hi again, I am posting my Little Ballerina painting again because I wanted to show you the painting in the frame I may use and couldn't figure out how to add it to my last post. Anyway here it is again, do you like this frame? One of these days I'll figure this out, well maybe. Lol
Hi, sorry I haven't been posting as frequently as I would like. I've been very busy with shows and commissions. I have worked on this piece off and on for a while, it's 16" X 20" painted with the Cobra oils. She has went through a lot of changes, I wanted it to be painterly and it might be finished. I'll be taking it for critique when my group meets back up in a few weeks and I'll see if they like it. Critiques are really essential I think, I think sometimes you are just too close to see things. I listen to their comments and may or may not make changes, after all it's my painting.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Hi Friends, I wanted to share this fun event with you. This weekend at the Cincinnati Women's art club in Mariemont they have a wonderful annual event called Showcase of Arts. Very upscale and a great place to shop for Christmas. I am doing this, my first time. I'll be bringing lots of small things, ornaments, small framed paintings and small paintings on box canvases. It will be my last show this year so everything is reduced. Out with the old and in with the new. I need room in my studio, ah! Lol