Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I explored this subject today for the third time, the white bowl on top of an abstract painting of mine. Natural afternoon light from the window makes me glad the days are getting longer. Just need it a bit warmer and I can start painting outside! I really like how the whole painting appears abstract, the cropping contributes to that compression of the picture plane. What will be next?
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Daily Paintworks Help Japan Challenge. It's an auction and all proceeds are going to Japan. I've chosen The Japanese Red Cross Society. Please visit the website, bid on my painting, and give hope and help to people in need. Thank you!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Susan Abbott inspired me with her challenge of painting white objects on a patterned surface for last weeks Daily Paintworks Challenge. Thank you for giving me a path to travel, new lessons to be learned.
Friday, March 18, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. Placing one or two items on top of a patterned surface, painting the reflections you see. I chose an abstract painting of mine, which I posted yesterday, for the surface and that made it quite interesting for me. As usual, using an economy of brushstroke,and looking closely at value shifts, this came together in an unexpected, and pleasing way!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Daily Paintworks, and decided to use this abstract oil painting as the patterned surface. Check back tomorrow and see how it came out!
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The Daily Paintworks Challenge. This came from Raymond Logan and was meant to be done using A) ultramarine,burnt umber,and titanium, B) full color, C) do both and post together,or D)Do your own thing. I kept it simple and chose A but then got utterly and sadly, bogged down. Ready to start scraping at it today, I said what the heck and submitted as is. I will use the challenge to paint some more portraits and see where it goes, rather than labor painfully over fixing this one. Always a lesson to learn from honest Abe! Thanks Raymond and DPW.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Daily Paintworks. There are already almost 200 entries, which really shows how this type of exercise appeals to so many people. I, too, want to focus on paint application! I remember being told not to be so stingy with paint by my instructors,yet I think I can still hold back. This exercise forces you to mix it up,pick it up, and put in on!