Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I have to get into a watercolor mode. I have these watercolor crayons that are so great, so I was just playing around with them. This is on paper that Mary E. Kimbrough brought to me from France last year, its an unusual size, but with a mat around it I think it could be a non- custom frame.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This type of mum lasted for a solid two weeks last time I bought them - a real entry way slam dunk. Still using the gessoed board, and loving it.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Key limes and Fall Mums. This is part of a larger still life that I am working on, which is my new plan; to paint 'painting a day' s and concurrently work on a large still life. This painting is on gessoed board. The gesso is from Daniel Smith, an art supplier, its already tinted with pigment, which in this case is yellow ochre. I love painting on a hard and smooth surface, the paint sits up so well, and is so much more obedient somehow.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I was looking for something small and interesting to put into this glass container. Then I saw these persimons from last week and thought they looked pretty.
Friday, October 10, 2008
A pineapple seemed like an interesting item to try to paint. Somehow it seems like a flower reversed....? Happy weekend to you!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Whenever I hear the words "True Love" it makes me think of the movie "The Princess Bride". What a great movie! Highlights on red roses were the challenge today, trying to paint what I really see before me. Well I am happy with this result, it escapes the ' plate of spagetti' look that threatens with lots of like colors and shapes piled up....maybe just barely!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
If you want someone to say 'yes' give them roses to soften them up...works like a charm! You might want to research color choice though as my Mother used to turn her nose up to red roses... she felt that yellow went so much better with her decor!
The top paintings are a little larger than my daily paintings and will be at the Chesser this weekend.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Mums and persimmons, two great Fall items. The mums have so many more colors than at first glance. I did this one and then another larger version which will be available at the Mobile Botanical Garden s fall sale in conjunction with Chesser studio project during LODA this Friday. Several artists work will be available. The show is titled "Lea-ving" some of the artists involved are: Julie Day, Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, Vikki Turner Finch, Wayne McNeil, Rachel Wright, Kate Seawell, and Val Webb. Part of the sale of each art piece will go to the Botanical Gardens... If you haven't been out there ...do- its beautiful! And please come out to the art walk, it makes you feel good about our little city!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Barlett pears are so warm and golden with the greenish yellow undertones. Pears are so good this time of year: I like these chilled and sliced thin. I feel that I accidentally have sort of a 'mardi gras' color scheme going in this painting. Oh well :)