Saturday, May 25, 2019

Deck View

I’m taking an online class with Scott Conary which has me stretched me out of my comfort zone. Isn’t that the main reason that we take classes? Maybe uncomfortable, but one way to grow as a painter, and that’s what it’s all about for me.
I attended a workshop with him last summer at The Providence Art Club and enjoy his teaching style as well as his art. Please check out the link to his website for paintings rich with color and sensitivity in paint handling. Wait til you see how he paints an egg, as well as the intimate back story.
The lower painting is my first-then I went back in to deconstruct by massing shapes and turning the narrative of the cup into a simple rectangle of color. Lots of comments from the private FB group made me feel like the group critique of a class.
Can’t wait to get back to the easel- have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, May 13, 2019

After the Rain and a little update

The same but not the same.
Yes, this is the same image that was in my last post....except that I tweaked it here and there. I had brought what I thought was the finished canvas in our main living area so that I could look at it under different lighting. I started to see some things, areas that could have bolder color- back to the easel.

I felt good enough about the finished painting to enter it into a national juried show. Now I'm waiting. I'll let you know!