Thursday, February 21, 2013

February Brights

This will be my last post for a few days as I now change from my artist mode to my nurse mode .  I'm working the next few days so will not have time to paint.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pink Callas

More cloudy, snowy February days.  Flowers are needed!  The same flowers as the last post but I made the paint thicker and juicy.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Calla Lilies

I worked very hard on this painting to get the shadows the right value.  Matching values from life and mixing them is a challenge central to representational art, but darned hard if you ask me!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Green Glass and Apples

I spent most of today inside, it was another grey day in Ontario.  I enjoyed using lots of bright colour which actually brightened my mood and inspired me to go for a walk in the woods near our house after my painting session.  Yay colour.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lemons and Daisies

Today I thought I would experiment  a little bit with some different colour harmonies using the same setup I used a few days ago.  It was very interesting to see what worked and what didn't as I moved things around and used different objects.  I was happy with the final result in the painting but I failed to capture the subtle whites of the daisies in the photograph.   It seems to be an art itself, that of taking digital photographs of paintings and presenting them.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lemons and Lilies

It has been cold and cloudy for weeks so I thought it was time to bring on the colour.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Apple and Cup

This little painting I did in response to the non-dominant hand challenge on Daily Paintworks.  It was more fun than I ever could have imagined.  Using my left hand to paint really slowed me down but made me look hard at what I was doing.  My hand was a little shaky and weak but somehow the brush strokes came off strong looking.  I will definitely try this technique again.  I have been painting and drawing quite a lot during January but have not posted much - due to the winter blahs I think.  Now that spring is much closer I intend to share more of my work.