Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Another Look

In the studio long enough for another forsythia study, this one a more traditional approach. It was the shadows that interested me.
6x6 on panel

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Forsythia Examined

This was going to be a quick little study but turned into something more as a close examination of how the change in perspective affected everything.  In other words, we can't take anything for granted but must keep looking. My shadows had to be lightened alot as well as the side of the vase. This is a preparation for a larger painting. 
6x6 on panel. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Three Pears

Finished painting of the three pears. There were all different varieties and my goal was to link them together through use of color. I'm pleased with this, being able to make the subtle variations in the shadows, deciding where I wanted the emphasis to be. One of the questions we use in the studio to critique our work (and stay very objective) is: What are you attracted to first, and why?

Monday, April 15, 2013

Almost There

Been working on this piece in the studio, almost resolved but feel the foreground pear needs more chroma. Adding white can deaden the color, so I will revisit this.
12 x 24.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A for Abstract

My painting A Sense of Rose got juried into A for Abstract, the exhibit that opened last night at the Spring Bull Gallery. And it sold! I am so thankful and happy.
12x12 oil on linen

Thursday, April 4, 2013

A Windy Day

The winds have been fierce lately and it felt really good to be in the studio with nothing but me and this pear. A challenge to find the plane changes.