Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Green Cup

This was last week's sketch with Marina.  At first I wasn't happy with the painting, then I realized that the sense of light was really quite pretty, so with a little judicious cropping the image is not too bad.  The drawing could be better and the shadow is missing from the apple but I love the green/pink colour harmony and decided to post it on the strength of that.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Doodle # 3

I have had a great week searching Google, Pintrest, and lots of blogs, finding the most amazing drawings.  It has opened up a whole world of artists whose works are so creative and enchanting.  Thanks to Carol Marine who suggested the challenge and who mentioned Zentangle which was the beginning of my new obsession.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Doodle # 2

Another flight of fancy.  I am enjoying Carol's challenge of doing something new for 2013 - Drawing with black ink on white paper with no direction in mind is so enjoyable - the hand, heart, and mind mingle freely and go were they will.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


This is my entry to this week's Daily Paintworks challenge.  The challenge was to try something different and new for 2013.  Carol Marine mentioned Zentangles in the challenge so I went to Google and looked it up and found a whole world of people who do this fabulous doodle art.  I had a great time just 'doodlin'.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tangerines and Blue glass

This painting started out featuring a new honey pot I received for Christmas: unwittingly as I moved things around setting up the composition I moved the honey pot completely out of the picture!  I am enjoying getting back into the studio a couple of days a week now that the holidays are over.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Apples in Marina's Green Bowl

I was inspired by the painting Marina did yesterday of apples in some bowls and decided it would be right for today.  We had such a great afternoon of painting.  I enjoyed the shiny brilliance of  the red apples and the reflecting surface of the bowl.  It was also a great inspiration to see all of the artists on Leslie's blog - especially those of the "Smartists".