Saturday, September 26, 2009

White Mums and Stripes

Still my favorite flowers. So much drama with white! I have been honored with bloggy awards by two of my fellow artist bloggers which I'll get to tomorrow. The blogosphere is a great place to be!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

White Mums and Stripes 12x12 WIP

I bought this wonderful fabric at Building #19 for $2.00 a yard.  They even had some Waverly for $3.00 a yard. Such a deal! I'll be finishing this up tomorrow and starting the next one on my painting marathon. For those of you who got an empty post in your email with this title, I apologize. I hit something and off it went unfinished.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Three Green Apples 12x12


I'm painting 12x12's for a show I'm having in November so I've filled the studio with flowers and produce and set up a corner with black out drapes on the windows where I can control the lighting. It's too cool! Much to do here ;{

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Three Green Apples WIP

I'm posting all 4 stages of this painting which still needs a bit of work but this is the process. Since I took a workshop with the talented and dedicated Carol Marine I've been trying to use her lessons in my own work. Here, I block in with Burnt Umber to get my values and shapes and then begin to add color. Carol's beautiful compositions and color harmonies speak to me and I have many favorite props to incorporate into my own still lifes. I spoke with Carol about my self consciousness in emulating her work and she more or less said, 'Get over it.'  One way to improve your own paintings is to copy work that you love, be it the dead painters or contemporary ones. I say, if you're going to emulate someone's work, emulate the best. Don't sell it though.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Party Favor

I was at the same party as Kelley the other night and this is my version of the sweet little party favor our hostess with the mostest, Sally Dean made for each of us. I added some lobelia and I must find my tube of Grumbacher Thalo Red Rose because, dang, I couldn't get that shade of purple-y blue. Next time.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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