Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
The DPW Challenge. Michael Naples came up with the challenge of painting this Zippo lighter (my Dad had a big collection of them) using only Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, and Titanium White. A limited palette to be sure, but a large range of values and temperatures can be made from just these 3. A fun challenge that makes me want to try a few of my Dads' old lighters and paint them from life, rather than a photo. I love it when a painting leads you to another painting!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
The Lyme Academy, at their state of the art wood shop under the direction of Lou Fuchs.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Daily Paintworks posted by Qiang Huang. A Valentine's Day Rose . My husband gave me an amazing bouquet for my birthday on the 9th; I took one rose out and put it in a little vase on the windowsill this morning to paint. Definitely a challenge!! Love to all.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The Daily Paintworks, choose one subject and paint it for 10 minutes- and 10 minutes only. It helps that these are small studies; I divided the 6x6 into 4 squares and did 8. Carol Marine suggests to paint what you see, not what you THINK you see. I'm going to use this exercise again, learned so much from 80 minutes of intense focus.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Daily Paintworks; a photo Carol Marine had taken in St.Augustine of an old Chrysler Imperial. Decided to give it a try and really enjoyed interpreting this photo and making it mine! I have been admonished by some purists NOT to use any photo reference that wasn't my own. Well, it's a new year, I'm being flexible and doing some new things. Feeling good.