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.
Posted by Mary Sheehan Winn at Sunday, May 31, 2009 3 comments:
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, edges in oil painting, oil painting lessons, paintings of white pottery
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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.
Posted by Mary Sheehan Winn at Wednesday, May 27, 2009 9 comments:
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, 8x8 oil on gessoboard, 8x8 paintings, Shadow Dancer, Shadow Dancing, Shadows in painting
Monday, May 25, 2009
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.
Posted by Mary Sheehan Winn at Monday, May 25, 2009 5 comments:
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, 6x6 oil on canvas, beefsteak tomatoes, Freedom isn't free, Memorial Day, Painting a Day painters, tomato paintings, tomatoes
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.
Posted by Mary Sheehan Winn at Wednesday, May 20, 2009 8 comments:
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, 8x8 paintings, A Painting a Day, wiping off a painting, Yellow Mums
Friday, May 15, 2009
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
The prop department 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.
Posted by Mary Sheehan Winn at Wednesday, May 06, 2009 6 comments:
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, City Dock Naples Florida, Naples Art Association, Naples Depot, Naples Estates, Naples Florida artists, Naples Florida oil paintings
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."
Posted by Mary Sheehan Winn at Saturday, May 02, 2009 18 comments:
Labels:oil paintings, miniature oil paintings, 4x4 oil painting, A Painting a Day, Flamingo Isle Flea Market, glass cube candle holders, Mary Sheehan Winn original Oil paintings, miniature oil paintings
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