Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Summer Trio

Trader Joe's bounty!  This is a still life I just had to paint.  I went out shopping for ingredients for my Lasange dinner and picked this fruit and these beautiful tulips up.  Look forward to painting the tulips tomorrow.
P.S. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."


Painted these the other day.  And I love this expressive flower.  
Painted yesterday trying out all the many colors of these gorgeous flowers!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Purple & White Irises

So here are the keys players in this painting!  Certainly wasn't the odorless turpinoid! I'm on vacation in Sedona AZ.
I love using these transparent colors!  Painted directly onto my white gesso surface they have a glow to them that you just can't mix.  So that is my little tip for today.  
"A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people." ~Degas~

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Rose

Here is a copy of my reference photo!  I have so many more to paint!  So much to paint so little time!  Hope you have a great day! 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summers Friend

I have been thinking of painting a hummingbird for so long it's been driving me crazy!! I love watching them eat and play in my backyard.  They tease each other and chase larger birds!  This little guy makes me happy!  Hopefully I don't sound too crazy actually writing this.
Have a great day!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Friendly Faces

There is a block in below!  I started by under painting the whole board with viridian green and transparent red oxide.  Then I used a white with a touch of transparent yellow oxide, and touches of viridian and purple lake to block in the whites.  I try to make warm whites!  It's hard you have to keep comparing with the surrounding colors!  It's a balancing act this painting game.  Anyhow as always I mean to take more pictures to show the process.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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