Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. This week a photo was submitted by Linda Popple and it gave me a run for my money. Thanks Linda and DPW for always keeping us thinking and painting. Wanted to keep an abstract anywoman feel to it, but don't think I managed to.
Friday, April 22, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. I thought it would be easy. Hah.1st attempt was a wipe off, hadn't even got the drawing right! 2 days later, back in the studio, and it started to come together for me. It's a split complementary color scheme, which is, by definition, takes one color from the color wheel (my color was purple) and then uses one color on either side of its' complement. (which would be yellow) with orange on one side and green on the other side. I used the basic color wheel, but it still sounds more complicated than it actually was! I have the blue and purple eggs to paint next! Ha Ha.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Jemison Faust yesterday at The Seaman's Institute, as part of the Arts & Cultural Alliance noon lecture series going on this week. Many events all week. Feel grateful to be part of such a community.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. Yes, a chicken.I love the country, but I'm much more an urban landscape girl, so this was definitely outside my comfort range. I tried to connect the darks as much as I could to make a cohesive painting that was about more than the subject matter.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. The chicken which is so out of my comfort zone may be where to start. Check in tomorrow and you can see how brave I was.....or wasn't!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Catherine Kehoe exhibit at The Howard Yezerski Gallery. My old neighborhood, The South End, as eclectic as when I lived there 10 years ago.Wonderful paint application,composition, and use of color. I will be studying figure painting with her this summer.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Coggeshall Farm, southern New England's only living history full time working farm. I can't tell you how beautiful the light was on her, the soft fabrics gave ample opportunity for working on drapery. The time flew by.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011
and paint more deliberately.Vase of tulips on a table under the skylight. No other lighting. On a side note, the painting from my last post took a 2nd Place award last night! Delighted for the recognition and the support of everyone.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
This painting was accepted into the juried show IMAGINE PURPLE at The Portsmouth Arts Guild . I'm really excited as I have won a prize.But I don't know what yet...any recognition is always so appreciated.The reception is tomorrow night so I'll find out then. My little painting of the Pussy Willows which I posted a few days ago also got in!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Portsmouth Arts Guild. I just want to focus on increasing my observational skills and keeping it simple seems to work best for me. Still see drawing problems...like that drooping guitar neck!! You noticed it, didn't you? We have a great group of people using mixed media and wonderful models too.Listened to bluesy guitar music.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The Daily Paintworks from Carol Marine. This painting is from a photograph she took visiting her husbands parents in Germany. What caught my eye was the meadow high up in the hills, so I edited her photo quite a bit. We traveled numerous times to Germany when we lived in France and this did bring back memories to me. Thanks Carol.