Friday, March 25, 2011

White Bowl - White Challenge

This is my entry for the Daily Paintworks Challenge of last week, a white object on a patterned surface. It took me a few tries at this challenge to finally like one of my attempts. Marina and I did this one together at her studio on Wednesday afternoon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Clementines in a Blue Glass Bowl

I feel like I havn't been at my blog much lately and have missed it. I'm off shopping tomorrow to buy some painting supplies, always a fun time.

Aby Baby!

This is my attempt at the Lincoln portrait in the DPC. Somehow he looks a little scruffy and contemporary. It was a lot of fun and a very good exercise.

Friday, March 4, 2011


I enjoyed painting these radishes very much. I used the technique suggested by Carol Marine on her Daily Paintworks Challenge, that is mixing a new colour for each brush stroke. It takes more time but the results are worth it, I think. The painting is fresh everywhere and the quiet areas are more interesting and lively. Speaking of the challenge, I have gotten so many more people from around the world looking at my art; and I have found blogs from many artists in other countries. This sharing of art across nations is wonderful. Thank all of you who have visited my blog.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Red Pepper

This week's challenge was from Carol Marine again, to paint each stroke with a new mixture of colour with a fairly wide brush. This is super hard as it is a slowish process and the mind wants to quickly charge ahead and proceed with the painting. I had some difficulty with control of the large brush over the tight spots at the head of the pepper but I reminded myself that this is an exercise to improve painting skills and not to be too attached to the result.