Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hello, I painted this on Monday while with my group, I brought it home and made a few adjustments as you always do and I like it very much. This is a very old wonderful green vase that belonged to my mother and I treasure it. It is kind of a gray green and I think I matched the color. I played with the peonies a lot adding pinks and blues and using my palette knife for texture. One of the adjustments I made was to blue down the back flower so it would recede. It is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Hi there! This was painted from a set up, sunflowers in an ironstone pitcher, oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas. I keep trying different things for my photos, I thought I was doing better with it until a friend pointed out last night she thought my photos were too dark. She takes her photos outside, I have tried that and I have tried taking photos in front of a north facing window. Daylight I find can be a bit harsh and not give you a realistic view of your colors. This one was taken my normal way, inside with a daylight lamp, I set my camera up on a tri-pod and used a timer so I am not touching it. We have to have so many skills to be an artist, ahhh. lol
I am starting to give some thought to what I will paint for the local arts festival, the application goes in early in August so I want lots of time to come up with two paintings I feel strongly about. This Thursday I drop off my painting for the Cincinnati Woman's Art Club show, fingers crossed hoping I get in. On Friday I will be doing a Art Walk in a town north of here. So many things going on this time of the year and I love it.
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Monday, March 21, 2011
Hello, It has been almost a week since I posted, long time for me. I spent this weekend at the Montgomery Woman's Antique & Art show, their 38th annual I believe. It was a fun weekend and I sold 7 paintings. This painting I did while sitting there and it sold on Sunday wet on the easel. So after it dries and I varnish and frame it I will be delivering it to a very nice young couple. This is oil on a 8 x 10 Raymar panel.
I painted again today with my Monday group called MAPS, Mason Area Painters. We meet inside on Monday mornings and another day outside during good weather. I am so lucky to paint with such a nice group of artists and if you don't paint with a group in your area you should start one, I'm just sayin, lol.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hello! Another one of my old collectibles, an antique wood mortar & pestle. This is oil on a 8 X 10 stretched canvas. I love anything old and wood and as you know I love to paint still lifes.
I have a show this Saturday and Sunday, the Montgomery Womans Antique and Art Show. It is at the Sycamore high school on Cornell Rd. in Cincinnati, stop by if you are in the area. I ordered some black gridwalls today, trying to make my set up look a bit more professional. Also I entered a painting in the Cincinnati Womans 118th annual art show, will be an honor just to get in. I'll let you know.
See you soon <3
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Hi, I painted this from a set up, a antique crock, little brown bottle and a twig of berries. I really liked the shadow the jug made and think that is a nice element in the painting. This is oil on a 8 X 10 stretched canvas.
This Monday with my group we are going to set up a prop and do 4 ten minute paintings and then spend the rest of the time doing a one stroke painting. I got the idea from the challenge page that Carol Marine started. I think it will be a fun challenge especially the one stroke painting, trying to lay down a stroke and leave it alone. I always say the good thing about oils is they dry slowly and you can work with them a long time and the bad thing thing about oils is they dry slowly and you can work with them a long time, lol Meaning you can over blend them and create mud. I love them though.
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I am in the middle of moving my studio to another room so I have not been painting as much as I would like but I'll be back at it soon. Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Hello there! Does this make you think of spring? It's coming, I promise. I painted this last week from a set up, oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas framed in a gold crackled frame from Dick Blick. I normally paint still lifes on Monday morning while painting with my group, sometimes we share a set up but most of the time I set something up inside a box with a light and do my own thing. I find the box works better than a screen because it blocks out all other sources of light and it is a room filled with windows. Have a wonderful weekend.
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Hi there! I painted this a few weeks ago from a set up. I painted a similar version of this a while back smaller and that one sold. This is 14 X 18 on a stretched canvas and framed in a wood gold crackled frame from Dick Blick. I love the color and shape of sunflowers, they always appeal to me in a painting. Getting ready for a Art walk this Friday night and in a couple of weeks I have a two day show and today I received a commission to illustrate a book so I'm keeping busy and out of trouble, lol.
See you soon!
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