I wracked my brain thinking up a name for this one. Then, I got all wrapped up in the sort of, double entendre, about the title possibly meaning, the guy in the glass is in solitary, or the shell is feeling solitary because he is the only shell, and I knew it was time to go hang on the couch and watch the Red Sox ;) Ya, and you think painting's easy, huh?
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I'm going to paint these until they have fruit flies, instead of adding them to the "prop" graveyard in my refrigerator. This is the best photo after several sessions taking numerous shots. I apologize for the glare.
Monday, June 22, 2009
After looking at the photo, I see that this painting needs a tweak, so this is all I have for you today ;)
Friday, June 19, 2009
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They're apricots, but if you want them to be oranges, that's fine, too. Like a one size fits all painting!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Colin Page came down from Maine this weekend to teach a workshop at North River Arts Society in Marshfield. It was a smashing success and we even had a SUNNY day Saturday, to paint over at Scituate Harbor! Sunday was rainy so we did still life in the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Hall which is the NRAS studio. I generally don't do my best work in the workshop setting. Too much going on, for me to completely settle down but, I managed to get three solid studies out of it which is huge. Colin is a seriously amazing painter. No magic, just many, many paintings and lots of diligent work, 'seeing'. He's a great guy too, and we all had a wonderful time! It was great to be able to do both landscape and still life with him as he is proficient in both. I will post more photos(later) of the amazing paintings over at Not Really A Cleaning Lady. So Stay tuned.
Friday, June 12, 2009
This weekend, I am taking a workshop with Colin Page, so I warmed up with this painting, done from another I did on a visit to Brownfield, Maine. There was another building in the original painting, which I omitted, so as to make it more about the cool birch trees. I hope the weather permits outdoor painting this weekend because Colin is a landscape painter with a luminous style. Check him out.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
This red is my absolute favorite color, of the great variety, that rhododendron bushes come in. I used an experimental palette here, just to see what would happen, including Cerulean blue, Permenant Rose, Alizarin, Thalo Violet (grumbacher) Raw Sienna, Cad Yellow Med & Light.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
This turned out to be a chase to get the values. I do like the shell and that's the look I was trying to get with the cup. There is more white waiting.