Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fringee. Lydia Host daily painting 10x10

Tulips. What a lovely subject to paint. I noticed someone in my neighborhood has put some tulips in a big pot, and they sort of elegantly drape to either side....looking all languid and haughty. Tulips.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Double Luck. Lydia Host daily painting 12x24

Joan and I painted this still life last week. She discovered that the symbols on the pot mean 'Double Luck' what could be better? Well, I guess triple luck, but anyway we had a geat time painting, and I will show you a picture of her painting as well, because it is beautiful! I love seeing the different results that each person's perspective brings to things. It is part of what makes figure drawing group so much fun, seeing all the various response to the same scene.
I am SO hoping you get some double luck!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

sunshiney. Lydia Host daily painting a day 6x6

I have these sunflowers on my counter from a class the other night...its sunny today...I had to paint them! Hope you have some sunshine where ever you are today. Lydia

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

loosey goosey. Lydia Host daily painting a day 6x6

I'm always trying to get roses right...and for me this is my closest attempt. They are one of those flowers that seem like they'd be so easy to capture, and yet elude me time after time. I think what I really want to capture when I paint roses, is how they make me feel...because they do have a romantic beauty that makes the them sort of special to if someone gives you roses...they love you, period. Kind of a giddy ideal that when pinned down, becomes not so interesting/painted loosely they can keep what they lose with a lot of detail. Happy St. Patrick's day to you! Lydia

Friday, March 12, 2010

Bowl of lemons. daily painting

I finished a large painting today and so as a reward, I painted this delightful bowl of lemons. I just painted, and listened to great music = pure pleasure! Happy weekend to you. Lydia
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Figure drawing saves the day.

Painting a day has taken a hit...But I will be back in action soon.
The above tiles are what I was working on in figure drawing this week, I am working in low relief, on terracotta. I am still determining the finishing process, to glaze or not to glaze?
If you have never tried working with clay... try it! It is the most fun you may ever have.