Friday, October 25, 2013
This is a very quick sketch using lots of thick paint. I felt like piling on the paint yesterday - after I did all kinds of housework and baking and kept myself from painting for several days with the multitude of mundane tasks I saddled myself with. It is so freeing to paint quickly and not be so attached to the final result. It looks a bit messy to me as I have not attended to all the details, but it also looks strong and determined.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Marina and I painted these lovely apples on Monday in her studio. She suggested the back lighting for the still life which I think turned out wonderful. Backlighting is something I rarely think of doing and I that is one of the great things about having someone to paint with on a regular basis - they really open your eyes to possibilities that exist.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I found these wild crab apples while I was visiting with my Mom in Markdale last week. I was out driving around on the back roads of Grey County looking for a place to do an outdoor painting. It was an absolutely gorgeous day, but for whatever reason I could not seem to choose a place to set up my easel. I found the crab apple tree growing in the ditch so I pulled over and filled up a bag with these delightful little apples. I ended up driving home and setting up a still life outside at my Mom's.