Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hello there, I painted this recently from a set up, this is oil on a 11 X 14 Raymar panel. I have really enjoyed painting flowers lately. I try not to over analyze them and paint shapes and colors. I love impressionism and I am trying to keep them loose and use a palette knife to add some nice texture to them.
I'm very excited, a group of 14 artists from my Monday group have went together and rented a studio space. It is at the Middletown Pendleton Art Center and we only open for "First Friday" and "Second Look Saturday", so once a month. With so many involved if we could sell maybe 2 small paintings a year we will make our rent. Next Friday May 6th is the grand opening. So if you live in the Cincinnati area come by and see us.
Have a great day!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Hi, I recently purchased this gravy boat from Ebay, they described it as being "flow blue". Not sure if it is but I love blue and white. This is my first time to paint it, the shape made it a bit challenging. I didn't plan for it to end up directly centered on the canvas but the left side of our brain wants things to be centered and spaced perfectly and I think it made me do it, lol. Funny how that happens, I sketched it out in thinned down paint first but as I made adjustments it moved somehow. I have started a larger painting using it again in a more elaborate set up and I am painting it so it definitely looks like flow blue. This is oil on a 8 x 10 canvas, not signed yet but I think it's done. A good attempt I think for my first try.
Have a great weekend
Monday, April 18, 2011
Hello, I painted this a few weeks ago and had such a great time painting it, one of those paintings that kind of painted itself. Every once in a while it goes like that and it is such a pleasure. Glass can be great fun to paint, trying to paint the colors I see and then use the highlights to finish it off. I have an Analogous color wheel, google it if you aren't sure what it is. You choose your dominant color on the wheel and it shows you the complement color and two other colors called "discord", colors that you might use in a small amount to direct the eye where you want. This painting with the red and different purples are considered dominant and adjacent hues so hopefully it is pleasing to the eye. It is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Hi, I painted this a few weeks ago from a photo I took last summer while camping in Shawnee Park. This is oil on a 8 x 10 Raymar panel. Every now and then I have to paint something other than a still life, just every now and then, lol.
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Have a wonderful weekend!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Hi, I am really into painting flowers lately aren't I? I love the color of this green vase and white or pink flowers are so soothing. I painted this last Monday when I met with my group and not surprising I painted some roses today. I will show you that one soon. This is oil on a 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
Exciting news. Twelve artists from my Monday group are going together to rent a studio space. It is in a new art center north of here. Each of us will have a small space to display our art and we will feature one artist for each of the twelve next months. Hopefully things will go smoothy but it is a small investment and worth a try.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Hello, I just wanted to share my good news, yesterday I was notified that I had been accepted into 2 shows. The first painting of the silver pitcher and apples was accepted into the 118th annual Cincinnati Woman's Art club show, I feel really honored to get into that one and it is the first time I entered. The second painting of peonies was accepted into the Evendale Fine Art Exhibit, it is an annual show also but the first time I have entered it. I should have taken a photo of the first one framed but hopefully at the opening this Sunday they will allow photos. I titled the first one "Memories of Grandmother" and the second one as you might expect "Peonies" lol.
As artists we put so much into our work and it is so great to feel that we are moving in the right direction. I love what I do and would do it no matter what but a pat on the back once in a while is wonderful.
Well spring is here and I love it, pretty soon I will be back outside painting.
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Monday, April 4, 2011
Hi there! More peonies and this isn't the last one either as I love painting them. This one is a bit larger, 11 x 14 on a Raymar panel. Love still lifes, bet you didn't know that, lol.
This Wednesday I am supposed to hear about the Womans Art Club show and if they accepted my painting and then on Friday I am supposed to hear about another show. I entered a painting in the online Raymar competition, I am way out of my league with that one but you have to try things, right? Some fantastic art is chosen to be finalists in the Raymar competition so I probably just donated to the cause.
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See you soon!