Sunday, May 31, 2009

Is it White?

White is a serious challenge because, of course, it picks up all the color around it. However, it's rarely ever, straight from the tube, white. I took this painting farther but, it was over worked, so I'm just posting the block in. This is one reason I try to photograph stages of paintings especially if I have a good start. If I veer off, I can sometimes reclaim what I had going. I have a blizzard of white pottery and glass objects that await me, and you.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Shadow Dance

I started these yellow mums at Kelley's studio last week and posted the block in. Having forgotten my camera that day, I had no photo to work from and had to concentrate on shapes and edges and logical assumption here to finish it. I enjoyed getting some pinpoints of color to lead the eye.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Two Tomatos

I should be planting tomatoes, on this beautiful Memorial Day, not painting them. But this is what I do. I'm heading out right after I post this, though. Remember our soldiers and their loved ones and thank God for Freedom.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Yellow Mums Study 8x8

Yesterday I went to Kelley's Studio to paint and meet her adorable baby boy Pug, Paco, who became my new best friend. We lunched at a nearby diner and then painted these mums. I was going to wipe this but, I think I'll wait. It can always go into the burn pile later. I'm hoping we can have a big bonfire on the beach this Summer/Fall at Nanny's beach house and get rid of all those 'monkey on my back',unfinished or bad paintings. Sometimes you have to purge. It took me forever to get this poor photo of this painting.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mary's Apples

Last Tuesday I painted with my 'homies' over in Hull at Oceanside 17 Gallery. They've been getting together for Painting A Day Tuesday's and this was my first time joining in. Tuesday's theme was BIG. BIG BRUSHES, BIG CANVASES and BIG SETUPS of Lilacs and Tulips and such. I placed the 3 apples next to the huge vase of flowers and did this 8x8. I did use a really big brush though ;) It's great to be home!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Last Post Until Next Week

No one at the pool ;) except moi
The Studio late this afternoon
The prop department
The Studio this morning
We're among the last of the 'Snowbirds" to leave Naples. It's very quiet at the pool and the beach. Today I packed up the Studio and got some stuff in the car for our trip home. The weather continues to be very dry here with cool breezes off the Gulf making temps in the low 90's, seem quite a bit cooler than that. We leave reluctantly, but will welcome the brisk ocean air and pounding surf at our home by the beach. And we'll put our fleece back on ;) Blast off is Friday AM and touchdown is Sunday afternoon in time to watch the Sox :D In the meantime check out Edward Burton a fellow blogger and fine artist who bestowed a bloggie award on me recently. So many wonderful art blogs, so little time.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


I picked up these little glass cube candle holders at the Flea Market while Don was otherwise occupied ;) He has a 6th sense about my shopping for 'props' and tries to head off some of my purchases with, "do you really need that?". The answer? "Of course, I do."
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